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January 24, 2014

12 awarded at annual Public Safety Banquet

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NORMAN —

Clement also organized the Women’s Police Expo, scheduled for February, to help females understand policing more, help reduce their fears and show them it is a job of empowerment and service, Humphrey said.

“I’m really proud of her. She’s a good person,” he said. “She’s not afraid to stand up for what she believes in.”

Clement thanked Lance Arnold, who had some very nice things to say about her, and her family for putting up with her.

“They’re the reason I do what I do,” she said.

Norman Police Civilian Employee of the Year was awarded to Scott Walsh, who the department has been dependent upon when it comes to their communication system, Humphrey said.

Walsh plays a big part in fixing anything wrong with the system and went above and beyond when tornadoes struck the Norman area and then Moore the next day.

“Plus, he has a really nice voice,” Humphrey joked.

Walsh thanked Crime Stoppers for honoring all of the first responders and his family.

The Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office recognized two people, including Deputy of the Year Brandon Hilbun and Detention Officer of the Year Josh McCoy.

Hilbun helped give three Cleveland County families a Christmas this year and was involved heavily with the annual Night Out against crime, Sheriff Joe Lester said.

McCoy volunteers in the community, volunteered his efforts in the May tornado, he’s indispensable to his shift and still exhibits integrity and strives to achieve the highest standard, Lester said.

Dr. Patrick Cody, medical director for EMSStat, presented awards to Rick Garcia for Paramedic of the Year and Anthony Hurrey-Bell for EMT of the Year.

Hurrey-Bell was the first recipient of the award this year. Cody called him instrumental and said he has “made a name for himself.” The EMT said he has never seen anyone come together like they do in Norman as first responders.

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