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Alexandria Chamber Honors Public Safety Heroes at 2015 Public Safety Valor Awards

Alexandria, Virginia Chamber of Commerce Public Safety Valor Awards Sixteen public safety personnel will be recognized on April 30 at the 2015 Alexandria Chamber of Commerce Foundation Public Safety Valor Awards Luncheon to be held at Alexandria First Baptist Church beginning 11:30 AM.

The program, presented by Inova Alexandria Hospital, will recognize acts of valor by police, fire, and sheriff deputies during incidents occurring in 2014.

“Heroism, courage, bravery and balancing commitment to community, team and families is what we honor during our Public Safety Valor Awards Luncheon,” stated John T. Long, Chamber President & CEO.

This year’s honorees, listed below, includes two K-9 recipients. For information and to make reservations to attend the Valor Reception, please visit this link.

Sheriff’s Office

  • Sergeant Chris O’Dell – Life Saving Award

Police Department

  • Officer Daniel Canniff – Certificate of Valor
  • Officer Erik Nygren – Bronze Medal
  • Officer Ryan Waple – Certificate of Valor
  • Officer Carlos Rolon and “Xig Xag” – Silver Medal
  • Officer Steve Escobar and “Gracie” – Silver Medal
  • Officer Michael Nugent – Gold Medal
  • Officer William Rutz – Life Saving Award
  • Sergeant Nicholas Ruggerio – Life Saving Award
  • Officer Matthew O’Malley – Life Saving Award

Fire Department

  • Assistant Fire Marshal Andrea Buchanan  – Bronze Medal
  • Firefighter Michael Faber – Certificate of Valor
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