ALACHUA COUNTY, FL – The Alachua County Commission and the Alachua County Sheriff’s Department invite the public to join them for a building dedication ceremony on Tuesday April 26, 2011 at 4 p.m. at the Alachua County Sheriff’s Office located at 2621 Hawthorne Road.
The Alachua County Sheriff’s Office building will be dedicated to former Sheriff Joe M. Crevasse Jr. for his twenty-one years of exemplary service as Alachua County Sheriff from 1955 to 1976 and as University of Florida’s first Police Chief from 1947 to 1955.
Mr. Crevasse was born in Tampa, Florida in 1915. He received both a B.S. and an M.A. in Agriculture from the University of Florida. He is a lifetime member of the Florida Sheriff’s Association and served on the Board of Trustees of the Florida Sheriffs Boys Ranch, Girls Villa, and Youth Fund. He is a member of the Masonic Lodge #41, the Rotary Club, the Elks Lodge, the Moose Lodge, and the Exchange Club.
Speakers at the event will include Alachua County Chairperson Lee Pinkoson, Alachua County Sheriff Sadie Darnell, and Mr. Crevasse’s son, former Alachua County Sheriff’s Captain Buddy Crevasse.
Attendees should turn right into the main entrance to the Sheriff’s Office complex from Hawthorne Road. Visitor parking is available in the paved lot to the left as you enter the complex or in the grassy fenced lot to the immediate right as you enter the complex. The dedication ceremony will take place in front of the visitor’s entrance to the building, directly in front of the flagpole.
For more information, contact Alachua County Communications Coordinator Mark Sexton at 374-5204.