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Hillsborough heroes honored at luncheon

Published:   |   Updated: June 12, 2014 at 12:12 PM

Law enforcement and fire rescue personnel from across Hillsborough County were honored at the 20th annual Our Heroes Luncheon. The May 28 event at the Tampa Convention Center honored the first responders for everyday acts of heroism that provide safety and security for the community.

Thomas McLoughlin was named Temple Terrace Fire Rescue Firefighter of the Year and Adam Lebovitz Temple Terrace Police Department Officer of the Year. David Pluskota was University of South Florida Police Department Officer of the Year.

McLoughlin joined the department in 2010 and is known for his compassion, respect and professionalism. He is working to become a search-and-rescue K-9 team member. A former member of the U.S. Marine Corps, McLoughlin is a CPR instructor in his off-hours.

Lebovitz has been with the Temple Terrace Police Department for three years and serves in the Patrol Division. He has been a major contributor to the department’s traffic safety, alcohol and drug enforcement initiatives. He is involved in service boards in the department and at community events. He is also a SWAT operator and a sniper.

Pluskota joined the USF Police Department in April 2006 and has completed the high liability instructor courses for driving and firearms. He is police motorcycle certified and an International Police Mountain Bike Association member. A veteran with more than 20 years in the U.S. Air Force, he stays connected with the campus through work with organizations and activities.

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