Officers and firefighters went to the Kiwanis Club of Longboat Key meeting, but not to issue any arrests or put out any fires. The club met Thursday, April 12 at the Key Club Tavern and recognized the Longboat Key firefighter and police officer of the year (2011). Firefighter Jim Reynolds, presented by Dep. Chief Sandi Drake, was thanked by the men for his efforts overseeing design and research of equipment, and urban search-and-rescue team work. Police officer John Thomas, presented by Police Chief Al Hogle, is responsible for solving several cases including auto burglaries, criminal cases and theft from business. Both men were awarded with certificates for their outstanding service.