Citrus County School Board chairman Doug Dodd was appointed to the newly formed Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Commission Tuesday by Senate President Joe Negron.
The commission was established by Senate Bill 7026, also called the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Act, and falls under the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. Its 15 appointed members include several sheriffs and parents of students who died in the Feb. 14 shooting at Stoneman Douglas High.
Dodd served in the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office for over 26 years, retiring as a captain. During his career in law enforcement, Dodd served as a school resource officer for 10 years.
"We can never replace the 17 lives lost, and we can never erase the traumatic experience that lives on in the memories of those who survived this horrific attack," Negron said in a press release announcing the appointments. "However, this Commission will help ensure we do everything we can to reduce the possibility of a tragedy like this ever happening again.”
Find the release and full list of appointees at https://tinyurl.com/ybw3q7fp.