April 16, 2021
Sheriff David Thoroughman is pictured with (left to right) Emergency Communication’s Supervisor Doug Buckle, Emergency Communication's Dispatcher Amy Klaiber, Deputy Trevor Webster, and Ryan Penix.
Scioto County Sheriff David Thoroughman presents a citizen with the “Citizen Public Service Award” and an Emergency Communication's Dispatcher with the “Award of Excellence”
Sheriff Thoroughman states: In the early morning hours of May 15, 2021 Deputy Webster was responding to a call of shots being fired.
While enroute to the call, Deputy Webster was involved in a serious crash, where he left the right side of the roadway and struck a tree.
Ryan Penix, who lives near the accident scene, was traveling home when he came upon the accident. Ryan Penix jumped into action at this time, using Deputy Webster’s vehicle radio to call for assistance.
Deputy Webster was unresponsive at first and Ryan stayed by his side ensuring that he was looked after, while continuing to communicate with 9-1-1 dispatch.
Emergency Communication's Dispatcher Amy Klaiber was on-duty during this incident.
Dispatcher Klaiber exemplified what it means to be an Emergency Communication's Dispatcher, by directing multiple resources to the scene of the injured Deputy all while handling the other calls-for-service.
It is with great honor that I present Ryan Penix with the “Citizen Public Service Award” and Emergency Communication's Dispatcher Amy Klaiber with the “Award of Excellence”.
I am blessed to live in such a great community, knowing that we have community members that will, without hesitation, jump in to help our deputies in time of need.
I am honored as well to be the Sheriff of an Office in which the employees and staff show their professionalism while working for the Scioto County Sheriff’s Office.
-Sheriff David Thoroughman
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