Loren honors a fallen Pinellas officer in a special way for First Responder Friday this week. Loren is a Lieutenant for the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office and has been at the job for 26 years.
Loren honors a fallen Pinellas officer in a special way by riding in the Police Unity Tour. It’s a bicycle ride from Virginia to Washington D.C. to raise money for fallen police officers. Each rider chooses a fallen officer to raise money for and Loren chose Pinellas Deputy Sheriff Michael Magli. Deputy Magli was the first Pinellas County officer to be killed in the line of duty in the department’s history. Loren’s wife, Jennifer, tells us what Loren did at the end of the Police Unity Tour, “They all rode for Magli and his wife and his children were at the end of the memorial of the ride, and they all got to hand their bracelets to her.”
Every Friday we honor a first responder in Tampa Bay. Do you have someone in your life that is a first responder? Someone that you admire, a relative, a friend? Whoever it is that you want to spotlight. We want to hear from you, and you can nominate someone right now by doing so HERE. The nomination process takes about five minutes. Once you nominate someone we will be in touch with you to schedule a call with you.