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Leonardtown, MD – March 20, 2018, was a challenging day for the St. Mary’s County community. But for the members of the St. Mary’s County Emergency Services Communications Center, the day proved especially difficult as personnel were called into action following the tragic school shooting at Great Mills High School. In honor and recognition of their service that day, the Commissioners of St. Mary’s County honored those who provided information, comfort and support in response to the event.

St. Mary’s County Emergency Services Communications Center personnel were lauded for their handling of the incident. Their efforts were called “efficient and professional” as they worked with first responders in the field to provide critical information and assistance. This enabled them to respond to the incident and meet the needs of the community.

“Response to the incident by St. Mary’s County Emergency Services Communications Center personnel included on-duty dispatchers and Department of Emergency Services staff who provided support to the Emergency Operations Center during the incident,” said Commissioner John O’Connor (3rd District). “Many Emergency Operations Center employees not scheduled to work that day, reported to work to offer relief to those working through this traumatic incident. The influx of additional personnel proved critical to the successful response to the incident.”

In issuing a proclamation, the Commissioners of St. Mary’s County commended the St. Mary’s  County Emergency Services Communications Center for meritorious service to the community in response to the March 20 shooting. Individual commendations were also issued to all Emergency Services Communications Center personnel.

Images courtesy of the St. Mary’s County Public Information Office.