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  • The Valor Awards

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  • Thursday, November 2, 2017 | 6:00 - 8:30 p.m.

    Best Western Lee-Jackson Inn & Conference Center
  • The event is open to the public, advanced registration is required.

  • The ceremony recognizes members of the various public safety departments, as well as every day citizens who have gone above and beyond to ensure the safety of others.  Awards are for the 2017 Valor Awards are for specific acts that occurred from July 2016 through June 2017.


    A portion of the proceeds from the event will go toward equipment for the Skyline Regional Criminal Justice Academy.

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  • Award Categories: Award Categories:

    An officer who had shots fired at him by a bank robber, firefighters who ran into a burning home in an attempt to save lives, and a citizen who saved the life of a priest by administering CPR.  These are three examples of heroic actions that were honored at previous Valor Awards ceremonies.
    The award categories are as follows:
    CITIZENS AWARD - Recognition of citizen(s) for their extraordinary acts of courage in emergency situations or actions which directly result in the saving of a human life.
    UNIT CITATION - Recognition of acts by a unit/division/company demonstrating unusual judgment, ingenuity and/or personal risk and bravery during an emergency situation, when such action is beyond that normally expected in the performance of duty.
    MERITORIOUS ACTION AWARD - Recognition of individuals for exemplary action, placing themselves in a situation of personal risk.
    LIFESAVING AWARD - Recognition of actions in emergency circumstances which directly results in saving of a human life.
    CERTIFICATE OF VALOR - Recognition of actions demonstrating unusual judgment, zeal or ingenuity, not normally involved in the performance of duties.
    BRONZE AWARD OF VALOR - Recognition of acts involving personal risk and demonstrating unusual judgment, zeal and/or ingenuity during an emergency situation, when such action is beyond that normally expected in the performance of duty.
    SILVER AWARD OF VALOR - Recognition of acts involving significant personal risk and bravery beyond that which is expected during the normal performance of duty.
    GOLD AWARD OF VALOR - Recognition of acts involving supreme sacrifice or extreme personal risk and heroism which is clearly above and beyond the call of duty.
  • 2017 Award Winners: 2017 Award Winners:

    Award winners will not know which award they have won until the night of the event!

    • Wanda Shepley, Citizen
    • Roger and Casey Marchant, Citizen
    • Christopher Smith, Citizen
    • Erle Shull, Citizen
    • Officer Brandon Piper, Berryville Police Department
    • Officer Donald Mason, Berryville Police Department
    • Deputy James Herron, Clarke Co. Sheriff’s Office
    • Sergeant Jason Hough, Clarke Co. Sheriff’s Office
    • Rebecca White, Clarke Co. Sheriff’s Office
    • Rebecca Richards, Clarke Co. Sheriff’s Office
    • Wade Wilson, Clarke County Fire and EMS Department
    • DeWayne Nalls, Clarke County Fire and EMS Department
    • Deputy Stephen Gregory, Frederick County Sheriff’s Office
    • Deputy David Cullers, Frederick County Sheriff’s Office
    • Sergeant David Ellinger, Frederick County Sheriff’s Office
    • Deputy Samantha Garrison, Frederick County Sheriff’s Office
    • Deputy Travis Adamson, Frederick County Sheriff’s Office
    • Sergeant Brian King, Winchester Police Department
    • Master Officer Jason Poe, Winchester Police Department
    • Second Shift A Squad, Winchester Police Department
    • First Shift A Squad, Winchester Police Department
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  • Testimonials

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