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Charles ‘Charlie K’ Kondek Jr.

Legislature renaming part of U.S. 19 to honor Tarpon Springs officer killed on duty

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Florida lawmakers are seeking to rename a section of Alternate U.S. 19 in northern Pinellas County after a Tarpon Springs police officer killed in the line of duty in 2014. On Thursday, the Florida Senate unanimously approved changing the name of a stretch between Tarpon Avenue and the Pasco County line to the Officer Charles ‘Charlie K’ Kondek Jr. Memorial Highway. The House passed a companion Wednesday, reports the Tampa Bay Times. Kondek had responded to a noise complaint in…

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