Leonardtown, Maryland - On July 21, 2015, Chief Shawn Davidson from the Lexington Park Volunteer Rescue Squad, Company 39, presented the St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office, Lexington Park COPs UNIT with the 2015 John F. Sobola Award.
"All of the interactions we've had with the members of the Lexington Park COPs UNIT have been positive. We love that the unit is community oriented, they get ahead of the problems - to make Lexington Park a better place. They are getting people involved by providing a holistic approach to many complex issues. The COPs UNIT deserves this award. We are very grateful to work with them"- Chief Shawn Davidson.
"The members of the COPs UNIT take great pride in the many relationships we have built with the Lexington Park community over the last two years, especially with the members of the LPVRS. It is an honor to receive the John F. Sobola Award and we realize the significance of it. An important point to remember is that the COPs UNIT is permanent and we will continue to build on what we started nearly two years ago. Speaking for the unit members, this is truly the most rewarding job to have as a law enforcement officer"- Sergeant Clay Safford, Supervisor of the Lexington Park COPs UNIT.
John Sobola began his volunteer service with the Lexington Park Volunteer Rescue Squad in 1952 and served for 36 years. John's message to all who knew him was that of community first and he encouraged everyone to do things to make the world a better place.
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Deputy Anthony Cole, Chief Shawn Davidson, Sergeant Clay Safford, Corporal Tim Snyder