Updated September 13, 2018

The Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security hosted the annual First Responder Awards ceremony yesterday. The event held in Conservation Hall at the Tennessee Residence honors those who have dedicated their lives for the safety and security of Tennesseans.

State dignitaries joined honorees, their family members, and agency representatives to recognize first responders as well as the recipients of the “Three Stars of Tennessee Award.” One of the honorees for the Three Stars of Tennessee Award was the late Jason Wade Dickey of the Lawrenceburg Fire Department.

“This annual event is very important to us,” Department of Safety and Homeland Security Commissioner David W. Purkey said. “We remain indebted to the men and women first responders who work every day to keep the people of Tennessee safe. Our hearts go out to the families who have had loved ones make the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty. We are proud to honor them with these awards. Important events take place at the Governor’s Residence, and we appreciate Governor Haslam allowing our department to continue to host this special ceremony.”

Other local honorees awarded as “First Responder” recipients included Engineer Kendall Lynn Sherrell of the Lawrenceburg Fire Department, and Captain Jon Brewer, of the Lawrenceburg Fire Department.