Tampa Theatre

TPD Black History Committee

34th Annual Black History Month Celebration

"Celebrating Faith, Family and Friends"

February 21, 2022
JBL Tampa River Center

Interim Chief Lee Bercaw

Interim Chief Lee Bercaw

Jamel Laneé

Mistress of Ceremony

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Evangelist RV Brown

Guest Speaker

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The Program

Opening and Welcome

Jamel Laneé
Public Information Officer


TPD Chaplain Prentiss Davis

Presentation of Colors

TPD Honor Guard

Pledge of Allegiance and National Anthem

Corporal Sonja Wise and Audience

Occasion and History

Deirdre Joseph
Rise Tampa Board Member


Recognition of TPD Retirees
Chief Mary O'Connor


Fearless Four Video

Words of Inspiration

Mayor Jane Castor

Introduction of Speaker

Jamel Laneé


Evangelist RV Brown

Honoree Recognitions
Tampa Police Department Chaplains

Senior Chaplain Prentiss Davis
Chaplain Clarence Nathan
Chaplain (Rabbi) Mendy Dubrowski
Chaplain Richard Fellows
Chaplain Delia Harris-Coleman
Chaplain Beverly Lane
Chaplain Kerry Nance
Chaplain Jason Sowell
Chaplain Clethen Sutton
Chaplain Vicki Walker
Chaplain Anne Dougherty

Unsung Community Heroes

Deborah Barnes – Wathew International Ministries
Mick Boddie – Middleton High School Principal
Margaret Palmer and Linda Walker – Hillsborough House of Hope
Katie McGill – Dress for Success Tampa Bay

Closing Remarks: Introduction of Planning Committee

Major Calvin Johnson, BH Committee

Black National Anthem

Corporal Sonja Wise and Audience


TPD Chaplain Delia Harris-Coleman