On October 24, John Blair of the George Washington Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution presented Deputy Brian Wade, Deputy Gerald Wooden and Deputy Myrna Juarez with awards for their outstanding responses in two incidents last year. Then Mr. Blair presented an award for Sheriff Dana Lawhorne in recognition of his exceptional public service.
Mr. Blair, who serves as the Chapter’s Public Safety Awards Chair, first awarded Deputy Wade and Deputy Wooden with law enforcement commendation medals for their quick thinking and rescue of an inmate who had attempted suicide. Then he presented Deputy Juarez with the Chapter’s new life-saving award for her response, while off duty, to aid a man who had been critically injured in a crash on I-95. Mr. Blair stated that Deputy Juarez is the first person to receive this award. Members of the deputies’ families and many of their colleagues were present and proud to see them receive their awards.
Mr. Blair also announced that his Chapter was presenting Sheriff Lawhorne with the law enforcement commendation medal for his outstanding public service. Due to a prior commitment, Sheriff Lawhorne was unable to be there so Undersheriff Tim Gleeson had the honor of accepting the award on the Sheriff’s behalf.