Fairfax Sheriff’s Deputies Among Those Recognized at 33rd Annual Valor Awards

June 7, 2011From left: Sheriff Stan Barry, PFCs A. Mollison, M. Torres, K. Reilly, N. Mian. Not pictured: T. Putman.

Five Fairfax sheriff’s deputies were among those recognized on June 6 at the 33rd Annual Chamber of Commerce Valor Awards ceremony held at the Hilton McLean Tysons Corner. For the second year in a row, Larry Michaels, official voice of the Washington Redskins was the Valor Awards emcee. He read the dramatic accounts of bravery and amazing stories of the lives that were saved by the members of the various public safety agencies.

Privates First Class Andrew Mollison, Mario Torres and Kevin Reilly received the Certificate of Valor Award. Privates First Class Nadeem Mian and Teena Putman received the Lifesaving Award. Read a full account of their stories.

Also recognized at the event were members of the Fairfax County Police Department, Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department and the Town of Vienna Police Department. Nearly 700 people attended the ceremony.

In 1989, the Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce established the Valor Awards to recognize the selfless and courageous acts of Fairfax County’s first responders. Proceeds from the awards ceremony will benefit the Valor Scholarship fund, which provides educational scholarships to children of Valor medal recipients. To date, more than $250,000 in scholarships has been awarded.

Pictured left to right: Sheriff Stan Barry, PFC Andrew Mollison, PFC Mario Torres, PFC Kevin Reilly and PFC Nadeem Mian. [PFC Teena Putman was not available for photo.]

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