On Saturday, September 07, 2013, the 2nd Annual Grandma Girls Wine-tasting Fundraiser was held at the Florida Estates Winery in Land O' Lakes, Florida. Although a particular law enforcement officer was there, you would not have known since no uniform was visible.
Pasco County Sheriff's Office Captain James Mallo participated on his own time, as he often does in his community. In this case, Captain Mallo was among the crowd in attendance at the Grandma Girls Making Strides Against Breast Cancer fundraising event at the Florida Estates Winery.
As a supporter of many things, this event and its goal of raising money to combat breast cancer captured Captain Mallo's attention. In support of this magnificent event, Mallo and his colleague, Captain Jack Armstrong, relegated their personal time to advance its purpose.
An ardent supporter and contributor of his community, Captain Mallo is often out and about, visibly among the citizens of Pasco County.
As a recently-appointed commander of the Pasco County Sheriff's Office Trinity district office, Captain Mallo has his hands full, to say the least. Assigned to lead the Trinity district office in January 2013, Mallo has under his tutelage approximately 100 Pasco County Sheriff's Office staff members.
Pasco County Sheriff Chris Nocco and his belief system regarding intelligence-led policing concepts implemented a grouping of detectives, patrol deputies, and support staff so as to see such concepts to fruition.
For Captain Mallo, it is a homecoming of sorts; Mallo was literally raised down the street from the Trinity sheriff's district office he commands.
Nevertheless, he is undeterred by a full schedule and makes time for community events such as this wine-tasting fundraiser for purposes of breast cancer patients and pertinent research.
Many enjoyed the myriad concessions and vendors in attendance, listened to the Donnie Simons Band, and performances by the Hudson High School students.
With the event fee of $20.00 per individual or $35.00 per couple, no one left empty-handed; each attendee was given a gift.
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