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Keeping It 100

"The agriculture community is such a big part of our overall community."

In this episode of "Keeping It 100," Hillsborough County Sheriff Chad Chronister is joined by Corporal Dana Chancey of #teamHCSO's Agricultural Crimes Unit. This small unit is comprised of deputies who are responsible for all the farms and ranches in the county. They investigate crimes including fence cutting, poaching and criminal mischief. Agriculture makes up almost of quarter of Hillsborough County, so it's a vital part of the local economy. Join Sheriff Chronister and Corporal Chancey as they take a closer look at Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office Agricultural Crimes Unit.

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"This is how we're going to break that cycle of recidivism."

The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office offers inmates dozens of services and programs at both the Orient Road and Falkenburg Road Jails in hopes of improving their lives post-incarceration. Why should the public care about this topic? Sheriff Chad Chronister answers that question and more while highlighting the Veterans Resurgence Program, Vocational Training Program, and others in hopes of breaking the cycle of recidivism in Hillsborough County.

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"One of the biggest goals that I had when I became the sheriff... was to build trust through transparency."

In September's episode, Sheriff Chad Chronister discusses the major changes at the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office in 2020. HCSO now offers online reporting in both English and Spanish, allowing residents to file a report for certain crimes without having to call a deputy to the scene. More recently, HCSO announced the deployment of 1,000 body-worn cameras to outfit uniformed patrol deputies through the rank of sergeant, which will include specialty units such as School Resources Deputies, the K-9 section, Marine Unit, Port Security, Civil Process and Court Security Deputies.

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"There is nothing more rewarding than helping somebody."

Sheriff Chad Chronister and Deputy Michael Canepa sit down to talk about career opportunities at the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office. They cover everything from the job requirements to positions that are open right now. Join us to hear more about how you can join #teamHCSO.

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"The time to be prepared is now."

Sheriff Chad Chronister and Sgt. Stephen Hoopes discuss the 2020 hurricane season, how you can prepare, and how #teamHCSO has been preparing. For more information, visit www.ready.gov/hurricanes

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"It's OK Not To Be OK."

Sheriff Chad Chronister is joined by Clara Reynolds the President and CEO of the Crisis Center of Tampa Bay (Crisis Center) to discuss how it is OK not to be OK and the resources available to help us all. Clara Reynolds also shares information about a new hotline specifically for first responders. Please share this episode with a loved one, friend or coworker who could benefit from knowing they are not alone. Numbers to Save: 2-1-1: Emotional support and connections to community resources for anyone. First Responder Line: 1-866-4FL-HERO (1-866-435-4376) Florida Veterans Support Line: 1-844-MyFLVet (1-844-693-5838) Websites: Crisis Center of Tampa Bay: https://www.crisiscenter.com/ First Responder Line: http://www.lasttoask.com/ Florida Veterans Support Line: https://www.myflvet.com/

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Special Edition: COVID-19

Sheriff Chad Chronister and HCSO's Dr. Toni Belisle discuss the impact of COVID-19 on Hillsborough County.

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"It's a dream team!"

Sheriff Chad Chronister is joined by Rob Higgins, Tampa Bay Sports Commission's Executive Director. They discuss everything Super Bowl LV. It is safe to say we are excited for the Super Bowl to come to Tampa. Listen to this episode to hear what you can expect. We discuss everything from security to entertainment. #TampaBalLV #TeamHCSO

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"I wouldn't want to be the Sheriff if I didn't have her as my partner."

Sheriff Chad Chronister sits down with Chief Deputy Donna Lusczynski. Chief Deputy Lusczynski is the first female to ever hold the position of Chief Deputy of the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office. In this episode, you will hear how Chief Deputy Lusczynski and Sheriff Chronister's friendship started long before they became the leaders of HCSO.

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Episode 1: "They called me Pops."

Sheriff Chad Chronister looks back at his career with the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office, shares the story of why he became a Deputy and explains the importance of keeping and growing the relationship with the community.

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Unfinished Business

The Murders of Sony Kennedy, David Kennedy, and William Plumb

When the Kennedys and Plumb did not show up for work at Sun Ye Kennedy's China Town restaurant in Brandon on Super Bowl Sunday in 1990, friends started to worry. Upon arrival to their home, Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office deputies found Sun Ye Kennedy, William Plumb, and 15-year-old David Kennedy all dead.

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The Murder of Thomas Walkler

Thomas Walker was playing chess on a warm, sunny day in March of 2017 when he was gunned down in the middle of the street. Walker was just 38-years-old. There were witnesses all around but the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office needs more information to solve this case.

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The Murder of Robert Berry

A husband and father of two was killed inside his home by three masked men. Robert Berry's wife witnessed the crime, while their children slept in their rooms. The case has since turned cold, but the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office has not given up and is urging anyone with information to come forward.

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The Murder of Susan Solano

Susan Solano was a hardworking mother, opening up her Tampa business on May 1, 1995. When employees arrived that morning, they found her dead in the back of the store. More than 25 years later, her family is still hopeful detectives will one day track down her killer.

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The Murder of Nathan Snyder

More than a decade has passed and no arrest has been made in the murder case of Nathan Matthew Snyder. The 43-year-old man was fatally shot and robbed of his laptop while sitting at a Tampa bus stop on May 15, 2010. Snyder's relative and the lead detective on his cold case say he may have lost his life over his coveted electronic device.

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The Murder of Earl Peterson

If you have any information on this case or any others that are being investigated by the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office, please call 813-247-8200. Be sure to follow us on social media at @HCSOSheriff for any updates we have on this case in the future.

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The Murder of Kivontae Love

It was 2019, the day before Thanksgiving. For some reason, Kivontae Love, a young father, was shot and killed outside a Tampa apartment complex. His killer(s) are still on the run. Witnesses say they saw men running from the scene, but detectives need your help to help solve this case.

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The Murder of Stephen Edenfield

A man discovers his brother was brutally murdered in his apartment. A security guard at the complex witnessed someone with the victim the night of the murder, which occurred February 1, 1997. Who killed 41-year-old Stephen Edenfield remains a mystery.

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Mary "Rose" Duff

On March 18, 1999, a family riding bicycles through a Ruskin, Florida neighborhood discovered something shocking: the body of a white female lying in a ditch. Her clothing was gone. Her body was bruised, and the cause of death was ruled strangulation. We take a look back at the murder of Mary "Rose" Duff in hope that you can help us solve this "Unfinished Business."

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Bonnie Lee Dages

At 18-years-old, Bonnie Lee Dages had her entire life ahead of her. Instead, she and her son, Jeremy, mysteriously went missing after a trip to a Brandon, Florida shopping center in 1993. To this day, family and friends have not seen or heard from her. The investigation into her disappearance has since gone cold. It's been almost three decades since Bonnie Lee and her son went missing. We take a look back at the case, in hopes that you can help us solve this "Unfinished Business."

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