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Daytona Beach Shores Florida - Public Safety Awards Officers Honored for Service 20 May 2022 ( news )
Daytona Beach Shores , state Florida ( By Press Release office)
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Public Safety Officer Ryan Mowen was named Officer of the Year and Firefighter/EMT Pete Duffy was named Rookie of the Year , and many other awards were presented at the Shores Public Safety Awards on May 20 . Mowen has been a Public Safety Officer since August 2018 , and Duffy joined the department last July .
The awards program , wrapping up National Police Week , was the first held in several years due to the COVID pandemic . Other awards presented at the program were:
Administrative Excellence – Lt . R . J . Medders
Director’s Special Recognition – Sgt . Kathryn Gotz
Civilian of the Year – Kelley Register , Crime Scene Analyst
Meritorious Service – Sgt . Vincent Castellano and Officers Jacob Franklin and Heather Wooleyhan
Volunteer Awards – Richard “Ace” Beeman and Charles Hall
Lifesaving Awards – Four Lifesaving Awards were presented to individual officers or pairs of officers for actions that saved a person’s life . Recipients were Officer Laura Diedesch , Detective Sgt . Jessica Long , Officer Jack Ransom , Firefighter/Paramedic Jodie Stafford , Paramedic Matthew Sweeney and Officer Jeff Zephir
Teamwork Awards – Eight Teamwork Awards were given for officer teams who worked on a specific criminal case . Recipients of the Teamwork Awards were Firefighter/Paramedic Brad Blad , Evidence Technician Brian Bruggemann , Detective Daniel Carrazana , Detective Darius DeBarros ( who has since died ) , Officer Laura Diedesch , Detective Jordan Duffy , Detective Sgt . Jessica Long , Detective Gary Malphurs , Lt . R . J . Medders , Officer Ryan Mowen , Sgt . Bill Phillips , Sgt . Richard Rademacher , Crime Scene Analyst Kelley Register , Officer Sean Rooney , Officer Zachary Rooney , Lt . Michael Schoenbrod , Officer Trevor Wyman and Officer Jeff Zephir
Community Involvement in presenting the Citizens Academy – Firefighter/Paramedic Bradley Blad , Evidence Technician Brian Brueggemann , Detective Daniel Carrazana , Sgt . Vincent Castellano , Detective Darius DeBarros ( who has since died ) , Detective Jordan Duffy , Sgt . Kathryn Gotz , Commander Terry Griffiths , Fire Inspector Ernie Jarvis , Detective Sgt . Jessica Long , Detective Gary Malphurs , Lt . R . J . Medders , Records Clerk Elizabeth Ortman , Officer Michael Osborne , Sgt . Bill Phillips , Officers Sean Rooney , Zachary Rooney and Glen Schwarz , Lt . Michael Schoenbrod and Officer Trevor Wyman .
Certificates of Appreciation – Certificates were presented to Mayor Nancy Miller , Vice Mayor Mel Lindauer , Council Members Richard Bryan , Richard Frizalone and Michael Politis , City Manager Michael Booker and Assistant City Manager/Finance Director Kurt Swartzlander
Recognition of 20 years of service on the Southeast Volusia Regional SWAT team – Lt . Mike Schoenbrod , who retired from the SWAT team earlier this year
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