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LCSO offering $1,000 rewards for tips leading to arrests of illegal gun users in community

Posted at 5:29 PM, Aug 14, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-14 17:31:07-04

LEON COUNTY, Fla. — The Leon County Sheriff's Office is launching a new ALLinLEON initiative called Cease Fire.

A critical component of ALLinLEON is getting guns out of the hands of violent offenders and Operation Cease Fire aims to do just that. It's a collaboration with Big Bend Crime Stoppers.

It offers rewards for people who provide tips that lead to the seizure of guns used unlawfully and the arrest of people in possession of guns.

"We're losing a lot of community members for no reason so we need to get actively involved in getting these guns off the street immediately," said Tori Hannah, who's son was a victim of gun violence.

You can remain anonymous and receive a $1,000 reward.

This program has worked in communities across the country, including many counties in Florida.