TJ Romano

Born and raised in Plant City, Florida, TJ is a 3 year veteran of the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office. He is the recipient of the distinguished Medal of Valor and was the 2015 Deputy of the Year. He has a passion for serving others and is an avid outdoorsman, which led him to become a United States Coast Guard licensed Captain. His desire to give back and share his love of the outdoors with his fellow first responders is at the heart of Hook A Hero.

Please feel free to contact TJ anytime if you are interested in donating, sponsoring or volunteering with Hook A Hero. You can email him directly at Also, if you would like to nominate an American hero to participate in an outdoor experience, please complete the nomination application on our website at