POLK COUNTY, Fla.,None - A Polk County sheriff's deputy who fatally shot a gunman after he and his partner were wounded is Florida's officer of the year for 2011.
Braswell and now-retired Deputy Paul Fairbanks stopped a suspicious-looking bicyclist in Lakeland in June 2010.
The bicyclist pulled a gun and shot both deputies. Braswell returned fired and wounded the young man.
When he ignored warnings and tried to recover his gun, the deputy fired again, killing the suspect.