Niceville High School Resource Officer Tori Mason, a deputy with the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office, has been awarded a $5,000 cash grand prize in the CGI Heroes: Celebrating Strength contest sponsored by Hialeah-based CGI Windows & Doors.
The annual event recognizes Florida residents who have gone above and beyond to help others. Tori, along with three others were nominated and selected as statewide finalists, all receiving a $5,000 grand prize because of the difference each has made in their community.
Florida residents voted online to select a grand prize winner from among the four finalists. At least 3,000 votes were cast with Tori leading by about 300 votes when the voting ended on May 31. Tori had already received $1,000 for being a finalist. “Due to the remarkable difference these heroes are making in their communities, we were compelled to award ALL FOUR with the grand prize for a total of $6,000!”