Hendry County Sheriff’s Office hosted their 8th Annual Brian Haas Memorial Golf Tournament on January 19, 2019. Sheriff Whidden was proud to present the parents of Brian, Bob and Norie Haas a check in the amount of $23,342.68. To keep Brian’s memory alive, Bob and Norie created the Brian Haas Criminal Justice Scholarship Charitable Trust in May 2004 to provide scholarships to Hendry County Sheriff’s Office Employees, Explorers and Volunteers who wish to further their education in the field of Criminal Justice.
As of December 21, 2018, the total Scholarship Award is $102,393.14. These funds have been used to put young men and women thru the Law Enforcement Academy, travel, college tuitions, Explorer Competition and Advanced Training, to name a few. “This year is our highest so far,” said Sheriff Steve Whidden. “I want to thank everyone who volunteered to help make this successful,” he continued. “Bob and Norie, we will continue to work hard to keep Brian’s memory alive and to make the Scholarship a success.”