The 2019 Valor Award winners recognizing local public servants for bravery and service. (Courtesy Gwinnett Chamber)

Gwinnett Chamber recognizes public safety professionals

The Gwinnett Chamber recently honored local public servants for bravery and service at the 2019 Valor Awards. The event, presented by Mobile Communications America and Motorola Solutions, recognized “the men and women who have performed heroic and extraordinary acts to protect and serve the citizens of Gwinnett.”

Award winners include:

• Officers Antwan Toney and Ryan Walsh from the Gwinnett County Police Department who received the highest honor, the Gold Medal of Valor

• School Resource Officer Nicolette McLeod, Trickum Middle School - Silver Medal of Valor

• Firefighter Trent Garrison, Gwinnett County Fire and Emergency Services - Bronze Medal of Valor.

• Gwinnet County Sheriff Corporal Jacob Baird - Medal of Merit Award

• Lieutenant Wes Barnhart, Police Officer Senior Patrick Crown and Police Officer Senior Richard Shelton - Lifesaving Award

• Gwinnett County Communications’ COIV Pam McDaniel — Public Safety Communications Officer of the Year

• The Gwinnett Metro Task Force was awarded the Unit of the Year award for combating illegal narcotics, vice, gambling and assisting the participating agencies in investigations.

• Snellville Police Department’s Officer Brett Chism - Public Safety Person of the Year service coupled with professional achievement.

• Mindy Bayreuther and Dan Hansen - Leadership honorees

• Gwinnett County Police Department’s Officer Antwan Toney, who was killed in the line of duty received a Purple Heart.

Details about award winners: www.ValorAwards.com.

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