Representatives were on hand from the Henderson Police Department, North Carolina Highway Patrol, Henderson Fire Department, Vance County Fire Department and EMS, Vance County Animal Services and the Kerr Lake Park Rangers to receive awards for department representative of the year.
Britt Sams, vice president of the Henderson Optimist Club, was on hand to assist with the award presentations.
Award Recipients by department are listed below:
Vance County Sheriff’s Office
Sergeant Donald R. Roberson Jr.
Henderson Police Department
Sergeant David Elliot
North Carolina Highway Patrol
Trooper J.A. Thomas
Henderson Fire Department
Battalion Chief Doug Owen
Vance County Fire/EMS
Fireman Latrel Fields
Vance County Animal Services
Officer William Spain
Kerr Lake Park Rangers
Ranger William D. Stanley
Notes: Trooper J.A. Thomas has nominated by Sergeant Jeff Rowan for leading the State of North Carolina in DWI arrests for three consecutive years. Trooper Thomas patrols the Vance, Granville and Warren County areas.
Fireman Latrel Fields received his award for completing 18 months worth of training in seven.
Ranger William D. Stanley thanked the Henderson Optimist Club and other area agencies for working together. The Kerr Lake Rangers ask for the assistance of other area agencies with various issues at Kerr Lake on a routine basis.