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ALBANY, GA (WALB) -
With information from the Governor's Office-
A Lee County firefighter was one of several public servants who were recognized for their bravery by Georgia Governor Nathan Deal at a ceremony at the Georgia Public Safety Training Center in Forsyth.
Alan S. Harris, of the Lee County Fire Department was honored for his heroism in the line of duty.
Two other men were honored for heroism in South Georgia: Joe Hilton, who served in Irwin Co. Department of Natural Resources, and Dale Mann, who served in Albany and Tifton, with the Georgia Public Safety Training Center.
Hilton was recognized for his actions in an Irwin County wreck in which three people were killed and two injured in the crash on Highway 32, on August 8th.
Here is more from the Governor's Office-
Gov. Nathan Deal recognized 18 public safety professionals for acts of heroism and eight for contributions to their profession at the Governor's Public Safety Awards ceremony in Forsyth.
The recipients were given medallions and their names were added to the Governor's Public Safety Awards' monument located inside the Georgia Public Safety Training Center.
"I am honored to recognize our brave law enforcement officers and emergency responders who risk their lives every day to make our state a safer place," said Deal. "Public safety is one of the most solemn obligations of state government, and I thank these heroes for their selfless commitment to Georgia citizens."
The annual Governor's Public Safety Awards program began in 1998 to recognize public safety officers who go above and beyond the call of duty to protect citizens and make significant contributions to the public safety profession at large.
"We are honored to have the opportunity to pay tribute to Georgia's public safety professionals who risk their lives daily and sacrifice time away from their families to protect the community," said Georgia Public Safety Training Center director Timothy J. Bearden.
The Governor's Public Safety Awards program recognizes public safety professionals in the following two categories:
Act of Heroism – Recognizes those who, within the previous year, performed an exceptional deed that resulted in saving lives and/or protecting property.
Outstanding Contribution which Enhanced the Profession – Job performance that had an overwhelming positive effect on the overall profession.
Personnel from each discipline of public safety as well as state employees with public safety authority are eligible to receive the award. This year, nominations were submitted by local governments, state agencies, associations, police departments, sheriff's offices, correctional facilities, fire departments, 911 communications offices, emergency medical services and emergency management agencies, and private citizens.
Recipients of the 2012 Governor's Public Safety Awards are as follows:
Bobby Atma, Columbia County Sheriff's Office
Keith E. Cox, Columbia County Sheriff's Office
Matthew J. MacDonald, Georgia State Patrol
Wes Ward, Columbia County Sheriff's Office
MacKay Bloodworth, Georgia State Patrol
Stanley Bowers, Gwinnett County Fire and EMS
Michael Chastain, Gwinnett County Fire and EMS
Michael Korb, Gwinnett County Fire and EMS
David Brady, Department of Natural Resources
Don Dasher, Department of Natural Resources
Clint Jarriel, Department of Natural Resources
Alan S. Harris, Lee County Fire Department
Joe Hilton, served in Irwin Co. Department of Natural Resources
Jack Lawrence, Jr., Georgia State Patrol
Jason M. Ross, Coweta County Sheriff's Office
James Bradley Walker, Georgia State Patrol
John Matthew Webster, Gwinnett County Fire and EMS
Jason Williams, Cherokee County Fire and EMS
Contribution to Profession Recipients:
John G. R. Bankhead, Georgia Bureau of Investigation
Gene Joy, Hall County Sheriff's Office
Terry Lane Joyner, Alpharetta Department of Public Safety
Thomas E. "Buster" King, Jr., Georgia Department of Corrections
J. Dale Mann, served in Albany and Tifton, Georgia Public Safety Training Center
Billy Mitcham, Thomaston-Upson County Emergency Management Agency
Joseph Eugene Pope, Butt's County Sheriff's Office
Courtney L. Terwilliger, Emanuel County EMS
For more details on each of the honorees click here.