2019 GGCC Public Safety Awards

October 2, 2019 | Ashley Peccerelli

Six-Year-Old Germantown Girl Honored for Saving Mother’s Life in June

A six-year-old Germantown girl was honored for saving her mother’s life in June. The girl, Kaltoum Fakri, acted heroically when she discovered her mother at home unconscious and not breathing. Fakri attempted to wake her mother but was unsuccessful, so she called 911. Following the 911 dispatchers’ instructions, Fakri ran two doors down to seek […]

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July 30, 2019 | Abigail Brooke

Montgomery County Police Celebrated for Bravery in Gaithersburg Dog Attack

Montgomery County Police Officers Geoff Rand and Christopher Mumper were awarded the Citation for Bravery at the Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce’s Public Safety Ceremony for their response to a vicious dog attack in February. After a dispute at a Gaithersburg residence, two dogs became very agitated and attacked three people. A man and woman – […]

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July 24, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

State Trooper Honored For Arresting 150 Impaired Drivers in 2018

Maryland State Police Trooper Anthony Wallace made more impaired driver arrests than any other state trooper in Maryland in 2018. On July 12, the Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce presented Wallace with a Meritorious Service Citation for arresting 150 people who were driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol in Montgomery County and neighboring areas. […]

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July 23, 2019 | Abigail Brooke

11 Officers Honored For Response to Domestic Violence, Arson Incident

11 Montgomery County police officers in the Germantown district were awarded a Medal of Valor at the Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce’s Public Safety Award Breakfast on July 12. The following officers were recognized for their response to a call about a domestic violence incident on Oct. 11, 2018: Sgt. Larry Haley Cpl. Shaun Santos Cpl. […]

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July 22, 2019 | Laura Rowles

Chamber Awards Forty-Nine First Responders

The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) honored forty-nine Upcounty Police Officers, Special Operations Teams, Firefighters, and Paramedics at its 24th Annual Public Safety Awards Breakfast “It’s so important for the community to take a moment and thank our first responders for all that they do to keep us safe,” said Marilyn Balcombe, GGCC President / […]

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July 19, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Officers Honored for Life-Saving Efforts, Solving Fraud Investigation

The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce recognized public safety officers for acts of heroism at their annual Public Safety Awards breakfast on Friday. MyMCMedia spoke to Montgomery County Police Officers Bradley Feldman and Michelle Barger about what they did to receive an honor from the community. Feldman, Shortfall Honored for Saving Teenagers from Knife-Wielding Man in […]

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July 12, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

County Leaders Recognize Outstanding Public Safety Officers

On Friday, the Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce honored public safety officials at its annual Public Safety Awards Breakfast at the Montgomery County Agricultural Center in Gaithersburg. View this post on Instagram @gburggermantownchamber and county officials honored many public safety officers on Friday for their service and dedication to keeping the Montgomery County community safe. Stay […]

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June 13, 2019 | Laura Rowles

Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber to Award Public Safety Officials July 12

The Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) will honor over forty Upcounty Police Officers, Special Operations Teams, Firefighters, and Paramedics at their 24th Annual Public Safety Awards Breakfast on Friday, July 12, 2019. This event honors our public safety personnel and first responders from Montgomery County Upcounty’s fire & police departments, Maryland State Police, and Office of the […]

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