Two Awards for One BSO Lieutenant

October 31, 2008

The Broward Domestic Violence Council gave BSO Lt. Sherry Schlueter two awards at its 16th annual Domestic Violence Training and Awards Luncheon Friday, Oct. 31.

Schlueter received the Outstanding Program award recognizing her Companion Animal Rescue Effort (CARE) program, which she started in the late 1980s. CARE helps victims of domestic violence escape abusive situations by providing free, temporary safe-housing of their pets. Nancy Tanner, head of victims services for the Broward State Attorney’s Office, nominated Lt. Schlueter for the award.

Lt. Schlueter also earned the Domestic Violence Volunteer award for her work outside, as well as inside, the scope of her job at BSO. Lt. Schlueter created and commands the Special Victims and Family Crimes Section of the Regional Investigations Division. Victim Advocate Therese Sullivan of the Pembroke Pines Police Department nominated her for the award.

Lt. Schlueter is the founder and president of the non-profit Sherry L. Schlueter Foundation, Inc., which provides help for animals through programs such as CARE, Fund for Abused Animals and the Crime Stoppers Animal Abuse Reward Fund.

The luncheon was held at the Signature Grand in Davie. Broward County Chief Judge Victor Tobin was the keynote speaker.

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