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Texoma telecommunicators recognized at annual banquet

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Texoma telecommunicators recognized at annual banquet

Telecommunicators are the critical link between those in need of emergency services and those that provide emergency assistance. The Texoma region is fortunate to have such devoted and dedicated telecommunicators.

Beth Eggar, 9-1-1 Program Manager

SHERMAN, MARCH 11, 2022 – Eric M. Bridges, Executive Director of Texoma Council of Governments (TCOG) announced today the success of TCOG’s annual Texoma Regional 9-1-1 Telecommunicators Banquet. On Thursday, March 10, telecommunicators within the region were awarded for the important role they play in public safety.

“Telecommunicators are the critical link between those in need of emergency services and those that provide emergency assistance. The Texoma region is fortunate to have such devoted and dedicated telecommunicators,” stated Beth Eggar, TCOG’s 9-1-1 Program Manager.

The awards and recipients are as follows:

The Silent Heroes Award:

  • Andrew Baldridge, Denison Police Department
  • Curlen Barger, Whitesboro Police Department
  • Pam Davis, Fannin County Sheriff’s Office
  • Crystal Finney, Sherman Police Department
  • Kim Heon, Gainesville Police Department
  • Cala LaRocca, Bonham Police Department, and
  • Kenady Price, Grayson County Sheriff’s Office

The Life Saving Award:

  • Kavin Eastbrook, Denison Police Department
  • Deana Miller, Grayson County Sheriff’s Office
  • Sholandra Moore, Denison Police Department
  • Sara Patterson, Sherman Police Department
  • Kim Reynolds, Bonham Police Department, and
  • Ronnie Sadler, Fannin County Sheriff’s Office

Team Award of Merit:

  • Gracie Castaneda, Grayson County Sheriff’s Office
  • Ivon Wood, Grayson County Sheriff’s Office, and
  • Alixx Frazier, Grayson County Sheriff’s Office

Supervisor of the Year:

  • Chad Allen, Denison Police Department

Telecommunicator of the Year:

  • Alixx Frazier, Grayson County Sheriff’s Office

Silent Key Remembrance:

In remembrance of Daniel Lachan, Telecommunicator at the Fannin County Sheriff’s Office, who passed away in February 2021.

For additional information, please contact the TCOG Public Safety Office at (903) 813-3552.

The Texoma Council of Governments is a voluntary association of the local governments in Cooke, Fannin, and Grayson Counties. Established in 1968, the Texoma Council of Governments promotes economy and efficiency in the coordinated planning and development of the tri-county region through its community and economic development activities. Either directly, or through contractors, the Council provides housing, utility assistance, and weatherization services for low-income citizens in the region and assists the elderly through a variety of Area Agency on Aging programs. The Council also facilitates the delivery of grant funding for homeland security and criminal justice.