public safety awards

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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April 4, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Officer Honored for Chasing Down Germantown Gunman

Officer Laura Zito earned a Silver Medal of Valor for chasing down a gunman in Germantown. The incident occurred on April 28, 2018, according to Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce. Police had received a call about a street fight in Germantown which involved sounds of gunfire. When Zito was on the way to the scene, […]

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April 2, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Officers Recognized For Confronting Brookeville Gunman

Three police officers were honored for their efforts to save a woman whose husband was trying to kill her in Brookeville. The incident happened on May 7, 2018. Officers Beverly LaFleur, Cecil Williams, and Cody Hobbs responded to a 911 call about domestic violence. MCM reported last year that police said Christopher Wilson Snyder had […]

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March 30, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Fire Captain Honored for Saving Hurricane Victims, Pets

When Hurricane Florence hit North Carolina last September, Capt. Mike Stream and the Maryland Helicopter Aquatic Rescue Team (MD-HART) were dispatched to Wilmington. The damage of the hurricane was vast. When Stream and his team were onboard an airship, a levee in the area broke. The team was able to rescue nine people and a […]

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March 27, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

‘Most Accomplished Police Chief in America’: Manger Gets High Praise at Public Safety Awards

At the 45th Annual Public Safety Awards earlier this month, Chief Tom Manger was awarded the Public Service Award of Excellence. Steve Robins, the chair of the awards offered Manger high praise when he presented Manger with the award on behalf of the Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce. “Tom routinely and graciously thanks me and […]

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March 26, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Police Officer Honored for Preventing Suicide in Wheaton

Officer Emily Zupancic was honored for saving a man who was trying to kill himself at his home in Wheaton. Zupancic responded to a call on March 6, 2018 from the man’s wife, who said that her husband was in their home trying to kill himself; she indicated he had a large knife. Upon arriving […]

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March 25, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Officers Honored for Saving Lives in Fire Without Protective Gear

Two police officers were honored for saving Rockville residents in a fire, wearing no protective firefighter gear. According to the Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce (MCCC), Corporal Paul Craine and Officer Ryan Mungra responded to a loud explosion coming from a townhouse, engulfed in flames. Although the two men didn’t have a firefighting apparatus and they […]

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March 22, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Police Officers Recognized for Building Trust with School Communities

Eight police officers made it their goal to build a stronger rapport with two school communities who didn’t trust the police. Sergeant Ijeoma Enendu led an effort to go beyond the requirements of a police officer by building strong relationships with communities at Kemp Mill and Glen Haven Elementary Schools. These are the police officers […]

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March 21, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Retired Division Chief Recognized for 45 Years of Fire Service

Recently retired William “Alan” Hinde served Montgomery County for 45 years. On Friday, Hinde was recognized for his commitment to fire service at the 45th Public Safety Awards Luncheon, where he won the Chief Leslie B. Thomas Community Service Award. According to Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce, as a child, Hinde “sustained serious burns to […]

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March 19, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

First Responders Honored for Response to Armed Clarksburg Student, Silver Spring Fire

Montgomery County first responders were honored for acts of bravery at the 45th Annual Public Safety Award Luncheon. MCM’s Deirdre Byrne spoke with Montgomery County Police Officer Troy Melott and Montgomery County Fire & Rescue Services Capt. Chase Fabrizio about being honored: Melott was honored for peacefully responding to an armed Clarksburg High School student; […]

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