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Posted on: June 17, 2015

Homestead Police Department Promotes Two Reserve Sergeants, Welcomes One New Officer to the Force

A relentless dedication to serving the community is a quality which the Homestead Police Department holds in high regards. While reviewing the job performances and records of Reserve Officers Ron Charlot, Will Worrall, and Francisco Mello it was evident that these officers have this quality in abundance. On May 27th, Mayor Jeff Porter along with Chief Al Rolle, Captain Marie Kent, and Major Scott Kennedy welcomed the two newly promoted Reserve Sergeants and one new full-time Officer.

“These men exemplify everything that the City and the Department could hope for in our officers,” said Mayor Jeff Porter. “Their dedication and bravery makes me proud to have them on the force protecting our citizens.”

Reserve Sergeant Ron Charlot, who was promoted from Reserve Officer, has been an instrumental component to the Homestead Police Department since February 1993. Officer Charlot’s knowledge of Creole, French, Spanish and English has aided the Homestead Police Department in working with Homestead’s diverse population. Officer Charlot is a retired Captain of the United States Air force, where he served diligently for 21 years. Amongst his many roles, Officer Charlot was an Aerospace Physiology Supervisor and an Air Weapons Director. He has received medals and honors for his service in Operation Desert Shield/Storm along with the Vietnam Service Medal. Around the Homestead Police Department Officer Charlot is known for his humility and devotion to public service.

Reserve Sergeant Will Worrall, who was promoted from Reserve Officer, began his career with Homestead Police Department 10 years ago, after working as a Lineman for Homestead Energy Services. Although he has a quiet disposition, it is often that Officer Worrall can be heard over the radio during the midnight shift fearlessly chasing suspects that he’d caught breaking into homes or vehicles in his neighborhood. Captain Marie Kent describes Officer Worrall as one that “never skips a beat.”

Officer Francisco Mello, who joined the full-time force, grew up in the Homestead. After completing his studies at South Dade Senior High School, Officer Mello enlisted in the United States Army and was deployed to Iraq for fifteen months at the early age of eighteen. He received the National Defense Service Medal and the Iraqi Campaign Medal amongst other awards and recognitions. After returning from his tour of duty, Officer Mello enrolled in the Police Academy and was hired as a Reserve Officer in 2013. When the Department needed more full-time officers, Chief Rolle didn’t hesitate to promote Officer Mello after seeing his exemplary record and dedication to service.

Homestead Police Department Promotes Two Reserve Sergeants, Welcomes One New Officer to the Force

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