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First Responder

Every month at our luncheon, we show our appreciation those who serve our community by honoring a first responder for their brave, dedicated service.

Thank you ALL for your brave dedicated service in protecting our community!

May

Officer Cody Burns
City of Charleston Police Department
Sergeant Dan Eckert
Mount Pleasant Police Department

During Police Memorial Week, we were honored to recognize Officer Cody Burns of the City of Charleston Police Department and Sergeant Dan Eckert of the Mount Pleasant Police Department for their outstanding collaboration. During a recent traffic stop, Officer Burns apprehended a suspect in possession of a stolen check from the Mount Pleasant Chamber. Both Burns and Eckert's vigilance and teamwork exemplify the dedication our first responders have to keeping our communities safe. Both Charleston Police Deputy Chief Thompson and Mount Pleasant Police Chief Arnold commended the officers for their collaboration, highlighting the importance of inter-agency cooperation. A lesson from today is we all need to be cognizant of the recent uptick in mail theft locally. Thanks to Pinnacle Financial Partners for their ongoing support. We also extend a special thanks to Nothing Bundt Cakes for donating the celebratory cake.

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April

Captain Eddie Genthert
Mount Pleasant Fire Department

This month's First Responder Recognition was awarded to Mount Pleasant Fire Department's Captain Eddie Genthert. Chief Mixon recognized Genthert for being a change agent in the department. He's added efficiency in responding to structure fires and making a huge impact on recruiting, building culture and setting up the department for a stronger future. His family was present for this honor. The award is sponsored by Pinnacle Financial Partners and special thanks to Nothing Bundt Cakes for donating the cake.

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March

FTO George Tetanich
Mount Pleasant Police Department

The March First Responder Recognition was awarded to Mount Pleasant Police Department's FTO George Tetanich. Chief Arnold recognized Officer Tetanich for saving the life of a citizen who had overdosed and was found unresponsive after a vehicle collision. He administered NARCAN and the person later recovered at the hospital. The award is sponsored by Pinnacle Financial Partners and special thanks to Nothing Bundt Cakes for donating the cake.

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February

Firefighter Samantha Mikesell
Mount Pleasant Fire Department

This month's First Responder Recognition was bestowed upon Mount Pleasant Fire Department's Firefighter Samantha Mikesell. Chief Mixon spoke of Firefighter Mikesell’s compassion and ability to lead in difficult situations. Nearly the entire fire department turned out in recognition. The award is sponsored by Pinnacle Financial Partners and special thanks to Nothing Bundt Cakes for donating the cake.

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January

PFC Barry Sturmer
Mount Pleasant Police Department

This month’s First Responder recognition went to MPPD's Pfc. Barry Sturmer for his compassion and thoughtfulness for a little girl that lost her bike. He couldn't locate the stolen bike so he bought her a new one. Pinnacle Financial Partners sponsored the award—special thanks to Nothing Bundt Cakes and All American Awards.

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