The City of Key West, Florida

The Southernmost City in th Continental United States


Officer and Civilian Honored

Key West Police Chief Donie Lee has named Officer Gustavo Medina Officer of the First Half of 2018 and Rodney Maxime Civilian Employee of the First Half of 2018.


Officer Medina joined the Key West Police Department in August, 2011. After initially serving on road patrol, he currently serves as a Quality of Life officer.

“Officer Medina is professional and compassionate in dealing with each crisis intervention,” said Chief Lee. “Throughout his tenure, Officer Medina exemplifies the core values of the Department: Respect, Integrity, Fairness and Service. He serves with enthusiasm, meeting every encounter with courtesy and respect. He reflects the highest standards of the Key West Police Department and is an asset to our community.”


Dispatcher Rodney Maxime has been active with the Department long before he was officially hired, having served as an Explorer while attending Key West High School. Maxime came on board in December, and already he has shown his dedication to his work and to his community through his volunteer efforts and willingness to step up when needed.

“Rodney is a valuable asset to our Department,” said Chief Lee.” His ability to provide translation is an important link to those in our community who speak only Creole.”