Born and raised in Key West, Capt. Vazquez came to the Key West Police Department in 1991. He worked for years as one of the department’s “jump out boys,” working undercover to stop drug dealer on the island. His son, Sgt. Billy Vazquez, followed his father’s lead to police work and is currently a patrol sergeant.
Capt. Vazquez will remain with the department as a reserve officer.
Chief Brandenburg presented Capt. Vazquez with two plaques – one from the City and one from the Department – in honor of his 30 years of dedicated professionalism and service.