Jefferson County first responders honored at American Legion

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For the first time since 2019 due to the pandemic, local law enforcement was honored at the 2023 American Legion Law and Order Awards.

Two dispatchers were honored at Monday’s Law and Order Night at the American Legion Army and Navy Post 61.

Dispatcher Mary Granger and senior dispatcher Sarah Maney were recognized for their efforts during a house fire.

After receiving reports of the fire shortly before 3 a.m. Dec. 11, the person who called in the fire was given instructions by dispatcher Granger. She walked the caller through what they should do and obtained more information. This included determining that there was a truck in the driveway, which resulted in the caller giving dispatch the license plate number.

For the first time since 2019 due to the pandemic, local law enforcement was honored at the 2023 American Legion Law and Order Awards.

Two dispatchers were honored at Monday’s Law and Order Night at the American Legion Army and Navy Post 61.

Dispatcher Mary Granger and senior dispatcher Sarah Maney were recognized for their efforts during a house fire.

After receiving reports of the fire shortly before 3 a.m. Dec. 11, the person who called in the fire was given instructions by dispatcher Granger. She walked the caller through what they should do and obtained more information. This included determining that there was a truck in the driveway, which resulted in the caller giving dispatch the license plate number.

On Nov. 17, 2021, when he was out to eat with his wife, a 90-year-old woman who was eating with her granddaughter started choking. Her pregnant granddaughter began doing the Heimlich maneuver with negative results.

He noticed what was going on, ran across the room, performed the Heimlich maneuver and open-hand slapped her back. After a few attempts going back and forth, he noticed that she started to regain some of her color and he then saw some food on the ground.

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