PHOTO RELEASE Sen. Rick Scott, Congressman Carlos Gimenez Present Law Enforcement Congressional Badge of Bravery to Miami-Dade Police Lt. Benny Solis

November 10, 2021

DORAL, Fla. – Today, Senator Rick Scott joined Congressman Carlos Gimenez to present the Law Enforcement Congressional Badge of Bravery to Lieutenant Benny Solis of the Miami-Dade Police Department. In 2019, Lieutenant Solis’ heroic actions and quick thinking distracted an armed, wanted suspect and helped save the lives of his fellow officers and others. Last year, Lieutenant Solis was recognized as the 2020 Law Enforcement Officer of the Year by the Florida Sheriffs Association for his selfless actions.


Senator Rick Scott said, “Every day, law enforcement officers across Florida are placed in dangerous situations where they show unmatched bravery and selflessly put their own lives on the line to save others and protect our communities. Today, I had the honor of recognizing a great example of this bravery in of one of Florida’s own law enforcement officers, Miami-Dade Police Lieutenant Benny Solis and present him with the Law Enforcement Congressional Badge of Bravery. Lieutenant Solis’ quick thinking and brave actions to diffuse a dangerous situation undoubtedly saved lives. I’m incredibly grateful for the service of Lieutenant Solis and all of our hardworking law enforcement, and will always support their tireless efforts to make our nation the safe America we know and love.”