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Lake Norman Chamber Honors public safety officers


The Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce saluted North Mecklenburg first responders at River Run Country Club at the annual Public Service Award luncheon. Recipients for 2016 included: Officer John Martin, Cornelius Police Department; Detective James Stokes, Davidson Police; Officer Jesse Helms, Huntersville Police Department.

These firefighters were recognized as well: Ricky Overcash and Peter Blaich, Cornelius Lemley Fire Department; Captain Billy Todd, Davidson Fire Department; Henry Cook, Huntersville Fire Department; and Officer Michael Tessari, North Mecklenburg Rescue Squad.

Picture: (From right to left): Lake Norman Chamber Board Chair Callan H. Bryan, North Mecklenburg Rescue Squad recipient Michael Tessari, Chamber President Bill Russell, Crime Stopper Board Chair Tommy Davis, Huntersville Fire Chief Larry Irvin, Fire Fighter Henry Cook, Huntersville Mayor John Aneralla, Huntersville Police Officer Jesse Helms and Major Barry Graham, Davidson Captain Steve Ingram, and Detective James Stokes Cornelius Lemley Deputy Fire Chief Guerry Barbee and Firefighters Ricky Overcash and Peter Blaich, Davidson Fire Chief Bo Fitzgerald and Firefighter Billy Todd, Davidson Mayor John Woods, and Cornelius Mayor Chuck Travis. Photo by John McHugh / Ocaid Photography