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Supervisors recognize responders

Posted on Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at 9:19 am

The Northumberland Board of Supervisors had little to act upon Thursday evening. By the time its brief meeting ended, it had, however, passed four resolutions.

The Supervisors passed a resolution honoring Allie Hayden Armstrong. Armstrong died in 2008 but the Supervisors felt something permanent should be on the county’s records. The resolution noted his service in the United States Army during World War II but emphasized his 20 years as a deputy with the Northumberland County Sheriff’s Department. Armstrong was the first African-American to join the department.

The Supervisors also adopted a resolution recognizing the services the county’s first responders do for their fellow citizens. “They are our first and best defense against all emergencies,” the Supervisors noted as they declared “First Responders Day.” Members of the county’s two fire departments, three emergency rescue squads and Smith Point Sea Rescue attended the meeting. After the meeting, the Supervisors looked over the Callao Volunteer Fire Department’s new fire truck which had been brought to the courthouse for them to see.

Pick up a copy of the September 20 edition of the Northumberland Echo to read the full story