I'd like to take a moment to tell each and every one of you how much I appreciate your support and encouragement along the way. Your willingness to place your trust in my ability to lead the men and women of the Orange County Sheriff's Office is truly humbling. We have much work to do and we have a very capable staff. I have complete trust in their abilities and together, with you, our goals will be achieved. I will be returning to work September 2nd 2014 working alongside Sheriff Pendergrass in order to provide everyone with a smooth transition of command.