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First responders recognized for service
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Dawson County Emergency Services Chief Lanier Swafford thanks Director Billy Thurmond, who is retiring on Friday, for his 35 years of service. - photo by For the Dawson County News
A recent awards ceremony allowed Dawson County Emergency Services to pay tribute to personnel who went above and beyond in their service during 2015. "Friday evening was an opportunity to recognize the department for their efforts during the year and to showcase those who exceled in their duties," said Chief Lanier Swafford of the Nov. 20 event at Dawson County Middle School. Among those awarded were two men, that while injured themselves, rendered aid to a young woman who was involved in a collision with their fire engine on Oct. 20.