Have you ever attended an International APCO Conference? 2016 is your opportunity when APCO International comes to Orlando! Check out the photos from the 2015 International Conference in D.C and the 2015 FL-APCO Conference in Daytona.
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FLORIDA APCO GIVES BACK
The Board of Officers for Florida APCO looks for opportunities to give back in support of our fellow public safety telecommunicators. As part of this special public safety “family” we all feel it when one of our family members encounters a difficult time.
Thank you from the 2016 International Conference Chairs:
Randell “Randy” Zentz, 49, of Palm Coast, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family, after a five year battle with cancer on Monday, October 12, 2015.
Randy was born in Buffalo, New York on July 29, 1966 and moved to the Daytona area at the age of 2.
Randy began his career as a Telecommunicator for the City of Daytona Beach in 1987, continuing there until the Communications Center consolidated with the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office Communications in 2004. Randy continued in his role as a Telecommunicator with the Sheriff’s Office; and in 2008 Randy became the Assistant Communications Coordinator working with Glenn Lopez until his early retirement due to his illness. Randy was instrumental in configuring the Sheriff’s Office CAD system during the county-wide consolidation.
Randy was a long time member of APCO, a member of the Regional Domestic Security Taskforce Interoperable Communications sub-committee and participated in the inaugural Operation Radar statewide communications exercise as well as the Region 5 exercise. Randy also served as the Coordinator for the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office Mobile Command Post.
Randy is survived by his wonderful wife of 28 years Connie, and their son Tyler; his parents and a brother.
Those that had the opportunity to get to know him understand what a truly remarkable person he was with a generous heart and a wonderful sense of humor. He will be missed by many.
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