Texoma Regional 9-1-1 Telecommunicators Awards Banquet

Team Award Recipients

Texoma Regional 9-1-1 Telecommunicators Awards Banquet

News Release
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Texoma Regional 9-1-1 Telecommunicators Awards Banquet

SHERMAN, February 10, 2017 –The TCOG 9-1-1 Program hosted the annual Texoma Regional 9-1-1 Telecommunicators Awards Banquet on Thursday, February 9, 2017. Each year awards are given to Telecommunicators in our region for the important role they play in public safety.

Tina Chaffin, Guest Speaker

“It is important that we recognize our Telecommunicators for their professionalism and dedication where public safety is concerned”, said Dr. Susan B. Thomas, Executive Director of Texoma Council of Governments (TCOG). “When citizens call 9-1-1 these Telecommunicators work hard to make certain that help arrives as quickly as possible.”

The awards and recipients are as follow:

Silent Heroes

  • Ronald Sadler
    Fannin County SO
  • Amanda King
    Cooke County SO
  • Shannon Haines
    Van Alstyne PD
  • Bianca Crouse
    Denison PD
  • Lisa Williams
    Sherman PD
  • Rachael Terrazas
    Whitesboro PD
  • Elisha Magar
    Grayson County SO
  • Carin Hepner
    Bonham PD

Life-Saving Award Recipients

  • Linda Jones
    Cooke County SO
  • Ashley McSwain Allsup
    Van Alstyne PD
  • Leland Booher
    Sherman PD
  • Ivon Woods
    Grayson County SO
  • Adriana Keeton
    Whitesboro PD

Team Award of Merit Recipients for Multi-Agency Incident

  • Lyra Webb
    Grayson County SO
  • Marinda Owens
    Grayson County SO
  • Zach Bohannon
    Sherman PD
  • Amanda Mulkey
    Sherman PD

Supervisor of the Year

  • Audrey Baxter
    Fannin County SO

Telecommunicator of the Year

  • Gracie Castaneda
    Grayson County SO

The Texoma Council of Governments is a voluntary association of the local governments in Cooke, Fannin, and Grayson Counties. Established in 1968, the Texoma Council of Governments promotes economy and efficiency in the coordinated planning and development of the tri-county region through its community and economic development activities. Either directly, or through contractors, the Council provides housing, utility assistance, and weatherization services for low-income citizens in the region and assists the elderly through a variety of Area Agency on Aging programs. The Council also facilitates the delivery of grant funding for homeland security and criminal justice.

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION CONTACT:
CJ Durbin-Higgins
(903) 813-3552

FOR INTERVIEWS/STATEMENTS CONTACT:
DR. SUSAN B. THOMAS
(903) 813-3514