Miami: Commissioner Jose “Pepe” Diaz to Present Special Proclamation to the Haar Family

Miami: Commissioner Jose “Pepe” Diaz to Present Special Proclamation to the Haar Family

MEDIA CONTACT:
Det. Javier Baez
305-471-1900

Commissioner Jose “Pepe” Diaz to Present Special Proclamation to the Haar Family

(Miami-Dade County, FL)
Please join Commissioner Jose “Pepe” Diaz, the Miami-Dade Police Department and the Haar Family, as a special Proclamation will be presented to the three-generation hierarchy of Ray Haar career police officers.

Ray Haar

Sergeant Ray Haar, age 84, retired 23 years ago after 35 years of dedicated service. During his career, he served in many capacities including Commander of Criminal Intelligence and Sergeant of the General Investigations Unit. He also implemented the Grid Patrol System for the Miami-Dade Police Department.

While working in an undercover capacity, he successfully infiltrated organizations which posed a threat to society, leading to multiple arrests and convictions in the upper echelons of diverse groups such as the Ku Klux Klan, Black Panthers, and the Mad Bomber, whose modus operandi, was to fly a private plane dropping gas bombs on the homes of persons he viewed as Communists, to include a Miami Herald employee.

Sergeant Haar contributed greatly to the well-being of the community in so many ways.
During his uniform patrol assignment in the Central District, he received hundreds of commendations for his service to the community. And, in 1990, Mayor Stephen Clark presented him with a proclamation for his outstanding public service.

Ray Haar II

Detective Ray Haar II, age 53, has been with the Miami-Dade Police Department more than 30 years. Like his father, he has served in many different assignments. Currently, he is assigned to the Cutler Bay Crime Suppression Team. Previous assignments include the Cutler Ridge uniform patrol, Neighborhood Resource Unit (NRU), Bicycle Response Team during the F.T.A.A., Northside District uniform patrol and Crime Suppression Team North Special Investigation.

During his career in law enforcement, Detective Ray Haar II, has been nominated for Officer of the Year, awarded the Miami-Dade Police Department’s Officer of the Month award on three separate occasions, and has received three Silver Medals of Valor as well as a Bronze Medal of Valor. An additional accomplishment worthy of mention is his participation in the Homicide Bureau’s investigation of the City of Miami River Cop murders that lead to the arrest and conviction of several City of Miami Police Officers.

Ray Haar III

Officer Ray Haar III, age 24, has been employed with the Miami-Dade Police Department for 5 years, and plans to continue the family legacy as a career police officer. Already, he has been named Officer of the Month, received recognition in a Unit of the Month presentation and is a recipient of numerous commendations for his dedication and job performance.

Prior to becoming a police officer, he was the recipient of an annual nomination from Congressional Representative Ileana Ros-Lehtinen to attend the Air force Academy.

After becoming a police officer, he achieved a Bachelor of Science Degree from the Florida International University in Criminal Justice.

Officer Haar III has further distinguished himself by recently becoming a Commissioned Officer in the Florida Army National Guard as an Infantry Platoon Leader.

Media is welcome to attend.

WHO: Commissioner Jose “Pepe” Diaz

WHAT: Commissioner Jose “Pepe” Diaz to Present Special Proclamation to the Three-Generation Haar Family

WHEN: Tuesday, January 15, 2013, 9:30 a.m.

WHERE: Board of County Commissioners Chamber
Stephen P. Clark Center
111 NW 1st Street
Miami, FL

MIAMI DADE POLICE DEPARTMENT
Public Information and Education Bureau
9105 Northwest 25th Street
Doral, FL 33172-1500
(305)471-1900

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