Rockland County Legislature Honors Police Officers and Local Dispatchers Who Saved Lives
by M.C. Millman
The Rockland County Legislature honored five local police officers and three 9-1-1 emergency dispatchers from the Rockland County Sheriff's Office, Village of Spring Valley, and Town of Clarkstown Police Departments for their outstanding efforts resulting in lives being saved.
The ceremony took place Tuesday evening, November 15, at the Allison-Parris County Office Building on 11 New Hempstead Road in New City.
Rockland County Legislators Harriet Cornell, Toney Earl, Aron Wieder, Alden Wolfe, and Itamar Yeger presented each officer and dispatcher with a Distinguished Service Award, the Legislature's highest honor.
"We are very proud of our dedicated employees who helped save lives in Rockland County," said Legislator Itamar Yeger. "The sudden death of a loved one is a traumatic experience that we all have to face at some point in our lives. These acts of heroism have brought relief to families that would have otherwise been in mourning. I salute their continued efforts to save lives."
The recipients include Jonathan Kleber, Damian Lennon, and Eric Roemish, Rockland County Sheriff's Department 911 Dispatchers; Village of Spring Valley Police Officers John Dziedzic, Quacy Evelyn, Sean Jordan, and Eli Ungar, and Clarkstown Police Officer Dave Mahabir. The officers worked together to save the life of a suicidal woman on September 20.