DAR Awards Medal

Regent Linda Bennett, retired officer Gus Chavez and Vice Regent Ginger Stroke with Chavez’s mother (front).

The Spirit of Liberty Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution presented Augusto Jesus Chavez with the DAR Americanism Medal on May 12 at the Mayacoo Lakes Country Club.

Chavez was born in Cuba and immigrated with his family to Miami at the age of nine. He remained in South Florida and became a U.S. citizen. Chavez has shown outstanding qualities of service, patriotism and leadership.

Chavez recently retired as a police officer for the City of West Palm Beach, where he has served as a police officer, motorcycle officer, SWAT officer, and undercover officer in Special Operations Divisions. The Spirit of Liberty Chapter also presented flowers to his mother.

The medal and certificate were presented on behalf of the chapter by Vice Regent and Americanism Chair Ginger Stroke.