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Photo Gallery | First Responders Award Dinner - Honoring Our Unsung Heroes!

First Responders Appreciation Awards Dinner, April 6, 2013, was hosted by The Benevolent Order of Elks, Carmichael Elk’s Lodge #2013, honoring our community First Responders. 

The Program included: 

Welcome by C.H.E.A. Vice President Jeffie Moffe

Posting of Colors – Sacramento Sheriff’s Color Guard

Pledge of Allegience – Jeffie Moffet

Moment of Silence for All First Responders,

Accompanied with Amazing Grace by Brad Meyer, Bagpiper

God Bless America – Janice McGinnis, Solosit

Invocation – Erin Matz, Elks Chaplain

Introduction of Master of Ceremonies & Key Note Speaker, John McGinnis, bestowed the honor to chosen First Responders, to receive a plaque for the Awards Presentation. 


Officer William Dunning, Citrus Heights Police Dept.

Officer Mike Zerfas – California Highway Patrol

Special Agent Robert Born – Sacramento FBI

Deputy Stacy Waggoner – SCSD North Patrol Division

Captain Kevin Snider – Sac. Metro Fire Dept.

The American Red Cross Capitol Region EMS

Law Enforcement Chaplaincy – Sacramento Law Enforcement Chaplains, accepted by:

      Sr. Chap. Mindi Russell

      Sr. Chaplain Frank Russell

The Honoree Volunteer Lucinda Seaton for the Sac. Metro Community Response Team

 All First Responders are unsung heroes whose lives are dedicated to preserving life as they honor our community each minute with service, from Law Enforcement Officers who often give their lives in the line of duty to protect and serve, to Fire Fighters who willingly, as well, put their life on the line with every call out.  The American Red Cross, Emergency Medical Service is in on-call to serve in so many facets of disasters.  The Law Enforcement Chaplaincy-Sacramento serves our community as Community Chaplains and Law Enforcement Chaplains are on duty, 24-7-365 to serve traumatized victims with a calming presence of peace, from on-scene traumas to serving death notifications –

All First Responders are recognized this day and acknowledged with a thank you for being there for all in need! 

You are all unsung heroes who touch, moment by moment, a life who will never forget you! 

                                                                           Thank You!

Contributor, Lisa O’Hara

News 10 My Neighborhood

Staff Photographer, Law Enforcement Chaplaincy-Sacramento

For photos: Contact:   lisaophotos@yahoo.com