MANATEE - A Suncoast man takes his own family tragedy and turns it into a way to better the future of law enforcement.
MCSO Deputy Sheriff Adam Spatafora says he has no physical memory of his big sister Tanya. He was very young when she got into a car with a drunk driver and died in a crash at 16. But Tanya is with Adam every day. His experience in law enforcement spans over a decade.
Palmetto police officer turns sister's death into a community triumph
PALMETTO -- It was Halloween night, 1989, in Arcadia, Calif., and a beautiful, promising young high school student was attending a party in the California mountains. It was the last night Tanya Clavey's family and friends saw her alive.