Story and Photo by Alyson Crean
Key West Police Lt. JR Torres was recognized today as the Officer of the Quarter, and Records Supervisor Cheryl Garcia was named Civilian of the Quarter.
Lt. Torres was recognized for his dedication and commitment to his work, according to the written commendation presented by Capt. Scott Smith, who is acting chief this week. Lt. Torres has been with the department since 1995, working his way up through the ranks to his promotion earlier this year to lieutenant.
“He continues to go above and beyond the call of duty,” said Smith, “assisting crime victims and interacting with community groups. It is this continued dedication and professionalism that has earned him notice as the Officer of the Quarter.”
Cheryl Garcia has been with the department since 1998 and was promoted to supervisor in 2004.
“Cheryl has a pleasant attitude and is always willing to invest extra time and energy to help in whatever way she can,” said Smith.
Dave Taylor, general manager of the Cypress House, presented both recipients with a check. Taylor is a long-time, dedicated sponsor of this employee recognition program.
Lt. JR Torres, Cypress House General Manager Dave Taylor, Capt. Scott Smith and Cheryl Garcia.