Sheriff’s Office removes Key West graffiti

Eagle-eyed members of the Sheriff’s Office partnered with Waste Management on Friday and removed some unsightly graffiti in Key West as part of Sheriff Rick Ramsay’s “cleaner safer streets, means cleaner safer neighborhoods,” philosophy.

The same group — volunteer Sarah Centonze, Internal Affairs Executive Assistant Deshawn Battle, Director of Professional Standards Donny Barrios, Internal Affairs Inspector Michelle Maxwell and Internal Affairs Inspector Robert Allen

— painted over similar graffiti at the same spot on the 700 block of Duval Street approximately a year ago. When they saw it returned, they jumped into action.

“I was happy to hear this great group was back at it, cleaning up this same location and I know they received a lot of thank-yous and positive comments from the community,” said Sheriff Rick Ramsay. “Our Sheriff’s Office clean-ups and graffiti removal efforts are a big part of my philosophy that cleaner, safer streets means cleaner, safer neighborhoods.”

The Sheriff’s Office covers graffiti found throughout the county with paint provided by Waste Management that would normally end up in landfills.

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