Proclamations and commendations were awarded to members of the police, fire and public services departments in recognition of their superior responses, exhibited during Hurricane Sally, as members of the City’s Local Incident Management Team.
Gulf Breeze Police Chief Richard Hawthorne,
Fire Chief Shane Carmichael and Public Services Director Jason Randell detailed the services provided by the employees, and Gulf Breeze Mayor Cherry Fitch congratulated the honorees.
Those recognized played vital roles in the City’s hurricane response, staying on the job for long hours and providing leadership and hands-on effort, including a fire department response in which volunteer firefighters were able to transport a man in need of urgent medical attention to the local hospital, despite the danger to themselves and the need to act during extremely difficult weather conditions.
Those honored included Sgt. Kevin Skelton, Officer Brandon Scapin, Officer Kyle Simms and Lisa Melton of the Gulf Breeze Police Department; Scott Kasper, Carl Hoffman, Matthew Hoffman and Owen Sise of the Gulf Breeze Volunteer Fire Department; and Jena Roberge, Zach Lewis, Randy Black and Ben Watts of the Department of Public Services.