SEMINOLE COUNTY, Fla. — A Seminole County crossing guard was named Florida’s crossing guard of the year by the Florida Department of Transportation Friday.
Governor Ron DeSantis signed a proclamation Friday declaring February 4, 2022 Crossing Guard Appreciation Day.
To honor the work they do day in and day out helping kids get to and from school safely, FDOT recognizes individual performances each year with Crossing Guard of the Year and “Extra Mile” awards.
Pat Alfonso of the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office was named the 2021 Crossing Guard of the Year by FDOT Friday.
According to the Sheriff’s Office, Alfonso has worked as one of their crossing guards for 14 years.
Alfonso is known to spend time educating the students she works with on safe crossing habits and is well known by kids and parents alike for her dedication to their safety.
She’s described as a “devoted team member who’s always willing to help when needed.”
Alfonso also contributes to the local homeless community.
“Crossing guards have one of the most important jobs in public service,” FDOT Secretary Kevin Thibault said. “Their dedication deserves recognition today and every day.”
FDOT named Fort Walton Beach Police Department Crossing Guard Heather Calloway as the recipient of their 2021 “Extra Mile” award.
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