WCSO presents awards

Special to The Sun
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The Walton County Sheriff’s Office recently presented its 2018 Quarterly Awards. Receiving awards were:

• Life-Saving Award, Detention Deputy Thomas Corbett

On Jan. 17, Corbett was eating lunch in Chipley when he noticed a boy choking. His quick action saved the boy’s life.

• Deputy of the Quarter, Pamela Gilmore

Zone partners say Gilmore comes in early and stays late to make sure everything is taken care of with her calls. She is the definition of hard-working.

• Detention Deputy of the Quarter, Carlton Johnson

His peers say Johnson is a calm voice at the Walton County Jail. No detail is overlooked with Johnson and he is willing to take on any task assigned to him.

• Fire Rescue Employee of the Quarter, Sarah Weed

Weed, a firefighter/paramedic, helped put on a distracted driving simulation at nearly every high school in Walton County. She even had students involved in the exercise to show the dangers of driving distracted.

• Employee of the Quarter, Gena Brannon

Brannon, a communications officer, is responsible for training new recruits. Those she has trained in the past say even after they certify, she is always making sure they are up to speed on the latest changes and checking in with them to make sure they continue on a path to success.