Jose Carrillo, acting sergeant of Collier Countyís Special Response Bureau, gives a presentation on the tragedy of mass shootings in school, theaters and public places. Carrillo spoke at the Marco Island Police Foundation luncheon Thursday at the Hideaway Beach Club. Cheryl Ferrara/Eagle Correspondent
It's easy to see why Police Officer Al Schettino works well with small folks. When he smiles, children love him. His teddy bear friendliness wrapped in a blue uniform with badges, multiple two-way radios, a taser and gun are endless fascination and inspiration for Marco Island's school children.
Schettino is the island's School Resource Officer; and on Thursday, he became Marco Island's Police Officer of the Year. He smiled all the way to the podium to collect his award.
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