On Tuesday, June 21, 2016, the Top of Virginia Regional Chamber in collaboration with the police, sheriff, and fire and rescue departments in Winchester, Clarke and Frederick Counties announced it is accepting nominations for the 4th Annual Valor Awards which honors public safety personnel and ordinary citizens for their courageous and often lifesaving actions. The Valor Awards event will be held on November 3, 2016. Nominations can come from staff with the local police and sheriffs’ departments, fire departments, or from community citizens.
“This is an opportunity for us to recognize the outstanding work and heroism that occurs in our community,” said Osborne Abbey, Interim CEO for Top of Virginia Regional Chamber. “We want to celebrate our unsung heroes, and thank them for their sacrifice
to make our community safe,” he said.
Last year, nearly 30 public safety personnel and citizens were honored for extraordinary acts of courage. Winners included a firefighter who rescued a citizen from a burning home, police officers who saved a man threatening suicide, and 12-year-old who saved his friend’s life.
Categories include the Citizen’s Award, Lifesaving Award, and the Awards of Valor, among others. These awards will acknowledge acts that went above and beyond the call of duty during the time period of January 1, 2015 – June 30, 2016.
The Valor Awards ceremony will be held November 3, 2016 at the Best Western Lee-Jackson Inn & Conference Center from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. The event is open to the public. Information on ticket sales and the names of nominees will be revealed in September.
Click 2016 Valor Nomination Form to download a nominations form. Nominations are due no later than August 15.