2015 Wall of Fame Inductee: Michael Pridemore

Captain Pridemore has served the residents of Temple Terrace as a member of the Temple Terrace Police Department for just over twenty years and is also retired from the United States Air Force after twenty years of faithful service.

Captain Pridemore received his Bachelor's degree in Criminology as well as his Master's degree in Criminal Justice Administration from the University of South Florida.

During the course of his career, he has held positions in both the Patrol Division and the Investigative Services Division. His primary assignments have included Patrol Officer, Detective, Intelligence Detective, Patrol Corporal, Detective Corporal, Lieutenant, and presently Captain assigned as the Commander of the Patrol Division.

Captain Pridemore is an avid cyclist and "Rides For Those Who Died" each year as a member of the Police Unity Tour. He has also been a coach for a youth flag football league for the past ten years.

He is married and has two sons, 19 and 14, and a daughter, 7.