2014 Reserve Officer of the Year

Reserve Officer Larry Timmer

Tampa Police Department

Tampa Police Department Reserve Officer of the Year

Reserve Officer Reserve Officer Larry Timmer

Reserve Officer Larry Timmer has been a member of the Tampa Police Department’s Reserve Force since September 2009.  Prior to becoming a reserve officer, Larry served the department for twenTampa Police Department seven years as a full time officer, working special assignments such as School Resource and the Police Athletic League.  In 2009, Larry retired with the rank of Police Corporal.

Since becoming a reserve officer, Larry has volunteered over 1,100 hours, worked a varieTampa Police Department of ciTampa Police Department co-sponsored events and was counted on to cover many last minute special requests.  In 2013, Larry volunteered 566 hours of his own time as a reserve officer, which corresponds to an equivalent monetary savings of approximately $16,566 to the ciTampa Police Department of Tampa.

Reserve Officer Timmer’s compassion for life and fulfilling the dreams of those less fortunate goes without question.  Larry is described as relentless, compassionate and unselfish, as he eagerly coordinates and manages charitable events associated with the Special Olympics of Florida.  Due to his strong efforts and leadership, the Special Olympics anticipates raising over $40,000 in 2014 for competing athletes.  Larry has also been instrumental in coordinating the Tip a Cop chariTampa Police Department event, in which Law enforcement personnel volunteer as waiters and receive tips to raise funds for Special Olympics.

Other notable charitable organizations and events that Reserve Officer Timmer actively manages are the Stars & Pars Night Golf Classic, Tampa Police Memorial Committee, Derby Lane Poker Tournament, and Cops on Doughnut Shops.

Larry Timmer is well respected by reserve force officers, full time officers and the staff of the Tampa Police Department.  His leadership, dedication and commitment to the reserve force and the Tampa Police Department goes without question.