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2009 Distinguished Public Service Awards

North Naples Fire Department and Collier County Sheriff's Office honor guard members prepare to present the colors at the beginning of the 2009 Distinguished Public Service Awards ceremony at the Naples Hilton on Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2009, in Naples. David Albers/ Staff

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North Naples Fire Department and Collier County Sheriff's Office honor guard members prepare to present the colors at the beginning of the 2009 Distinguished Public Service Awards ceremony at the Naples Hilton on Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2009, in Naples. David Albers/ Staff

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  • Eleven-year-old Lucca Delcompare, of Isles of Capri, sings the National Anthem at the beginning of the 2009 Distinguished Public Service Awards ceremony at the Naples Hilton on Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2009, in Naples. David Albers/ Staff
  • Naples News Media Group president and publisher Chris Doyle opens the ceremony for the 2009 Distinguished Public Service Awards at the Naples Hilton on Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2009, in Naples. David Albers/ Staff
  • Collier County EMS paramedic firefighter Paul Passaretti receives the Distinguished Public Service Award at the Naples Hilton on Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2009, in Naples. David Albers/ Staff
  • Collier County EMS paramedic firefighter Paul Passaretti receives the Distinguished Public Service Award at the Naples Hilton on Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2009, in Naples. David Albers/ Staff
  • Audience members applaud Collier County EMS paramedic firefighter Paul Passaretti as he receives the Distinguished Public Service Award at the Naples Hilton on Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2009, in Naples. David Albers/ Staff
  • Golden Gate Fire Control & Rescue District engineer Jesus Padilla listens to his introduction before receiving the Distinguished Public Service Award at the Naples Hilton on Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2009, in Naples. David Albers/ Staff
  • Golden Gate Fire Control & Rescue District engineer Jesus Padilla receives the Distinguished Public Service Award at the Naples Hilton on Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2009, in Naples. David Albers/ Staff
  • Golden Gate Fire Control & Rescue District engineer Jesus Padilla receives the Distinguished Public Service Award at the Naples Hilton on Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2009, in Naples. David Albers/ Staff
  • Golden Gate Fire Control & Rescue District engineer Jesus Padilla sits with his daughter, 23-month-old Cecilia Padilla, after receiving the Distinguished Public Service Award at the Naples Hilton on Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2009, in Naples. David Albers/ Staff
  • Golden Gate Fire Control & Rescue District engineer Jesus Padilla, left, is congratulated after receiving the Distinguished Public Service Award at the Naples Hilton on Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2009, in Naples. David Albers/ Staff
  • Golden Gate Fire Control & Rescue District engineer Jesus Padilla, left, is congratulated after receiving the Distinguished Public Service Award at the Naples Hilton on Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2009, in Naples. David Albers/ Staff
  • North Naples Fire Department and Collier County Sheriff's Office honor guard members prepare to present the colors at the beginning of the 2009 Distinguished Public Service Awards ceremony at the Naples Hilton on Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2009, in Naples. David Albers/ Staff
  • North Naples Fire Control & Rescue District public information officer Jerry Sanford is greeted by colleagues at the beginning of the 2009 Distinguished Public Service Awards ceremony at the Naples Hilton on Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2009, in Naples. David Albers/ Staff
  • Collier County EMS paramedic firefighter Paul Passaretti, left, greets fellow award recipient Golden Gate Fire Control & Rescue District engineer Jesus Padilla at the beginning of the 2009 Distinguished Public Service Awards ceremony at the Naples Hilton on Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2009, in Naples. David Albers/ Staff
  • North Naples Honor Guard member Justin Jones waits with other members of the honor guard at the beginning of the 2009 Distinguished Public Service Awards ceremony at the Naples Hilton on Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2009, in Naples. David Albers/ Staff

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