The City of Key West, Florida

The Southernmost City in th Continental United States


Years of Service Honored

During a recent awards ceremony, Chief Donie Lee recognized two members of the Key West Police Department for their longevity with the City.


Dispatcher John Dancho has served 20 years with the department.

Dancho is a part of the critical dispatch team that serves as the vital link between the community and the department. Over the years, John has demonstrated unique initiative in research that -- combined with job knowledge -- has been instrumental in leads and arrests in several important cases. He is the recipient of several Chief’s Commendations and was named the Civilian Employee for the First Half in 2017. During his tenure he has served as shift supervisor and trainer.


Sgt. Bradley Lariz has served for 15 years with the department.

Sgt. Lariz has served with dedication and a true commitment to the community since he started as a patrol officer in 2002. He has received several commendations and was named Officer of the Year for 2011. He has also been honored by a Chief’s Distinguished Service Award.

Sgt. Lariz continues a tradition of law enforcement in his family. His father Tony Lariz was a Captain with the Key West Police Department. His Uncle David Lariz served as the Deputy Police Chief and his uncle Harry Lariz retired from the Department as a Lieutenant. In addition, two cousins are law enforcement officers.