Lions Club honors fire, police personnel


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The Vandalia Lions Club recently presented its 28th annual awards to police and fire personnel from Vandalia and Butler Township. Pictured left to right are Vandalia Police Civilian Employee of the Year Cheryl Watson, Butler Township Fire Person of the Year Derek Copp, and Vandalia Police Officer of the Year Garry Lawson.


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VANDALIA – The program at the May 25 dinner meeting of the Vandalia Lions Club featured presentation of Outstanding Achievement Awards for 2016 to personnel of the Vandalia and Butler Township Police and Fire Departments.

Lion President Ted Sheline noted that this is the 28th year that the Club has hosted this awards program.

Butler Township Police Chief John Porter presented their honoree as Detective Kevin Sink. Sink was unable to attend due to a prior commitment, however. Butler Fire Capt. Jason Aubersinsky presented the Fire Person of the Year Award to Derek Copp, and accepted the Paramedic/EMT Award for Chris Reuber who was unable to attend.

Vandalia Police Lt. Dan Swafford presented the Officer of the Year Award to Sgt. Garry Lawson and the Civilian Emloyee of the Year Award to Cheryl Watson. Vandalia Fire Dept. Chief Chad Follick accepted the Fire Person 0f the Year Award for Kim Hannahan who was unable to attend..

Congratulations and thanks to these and their colleagues who work to assure our public safety.

The Vandalia Lions Club recently presented its 28th annual awards to police and fire personnel from Vandalia and Butler Township. Pictured left to right are Vandalia Police Civilian Employee of the Year Cheryl Watson, Butler Township Fire Person of the Year Derek Copp, and Vandalia Police Officer of the Year Garry Lawson.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/19/2017/06/web1_LionsPolice.jpgThe Vandalia Lions Club recently presented its 28th annual awards to police and fire personnel from Vandalia and Butler Township. Pictured left to right are Vandalia Police Civilian Employee of the Year Cheryl Watson, Butler Township Fire Person of the Year Derek Copp, and Vandalia Police Officer of the Year Garry Lawson. Contributed photo

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