Sheriff's Office Promotions

NEWS RELEASE 19-159 - SEPTEMBER 18, 2019 

From left: Colonel Kurt A. Hoffman, Sergeant Danny Schumann, Sergeant Jason Pritchard and Sheriff Tom Knight.

Sarasota County Sheriff Tom Knight is pleased to announce the promotion of two Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office members.

Corrections Deputy Jason Pritchard is promoted to the rank of Sergeant assigned to the Courts & Corrections Division. Pritchard served in the U.S. Army from 1990 to 1993 and received an Army Service Ribbon, Army Lapel Button, National Defense Service Medal, Army Good Conduct Medal and Overseas Service Ribbon. In 1997, Pritchard earned his corrections certification and in 2002, became cross-certified in law enforcement. Pritchard served as a member of the Corrections Emergency Response Team (CERT) for more than nine years and has advanced certifications in defensive tactics, breath test operation, crisis intervention, and Taser instruction.

Deputy Danny Schumann is promoted to the rank of Sergeant assigned to the Patrol Bureau. Schumann served in the U.S. Army from 1992 to 1996 and received an Army Achievement Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Army Service Ribbon and Overseas Service Ribbon. Schumann worked for the Lake County Sheriff’s Office in Indiana, the East Chicago Police Department, Norfolk Southern Railway Police, and as an international Police Officer in Liberia. In 2015, Schumann joined the sheriff’s office where he worked in both the Patrol Bureau and the Traffic Unit. He has advanced training in crisis intervention, RADAR, case preparation and courtroom testimony, and more. Schumann earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Public Safety Management from Calumet College of St. Joseph.

“It gives me great pride to promote these two deserving members to the next level in their careers today,” commented Sheriff Tom Knight. “I am especially pleased as they are both military veterans whose ideals and values align very well with our organization.”