Hometown Heroes are people who go to work every day and who are too rarely recognized for the work they do: helping to ensure the safety and well being of others in their community.
For 16 years, Delta's Lee Marts Veterans of Foreign Wars Post and Auxiliary #3571 have set aside an evening once a year for a neighborly potluck banquet and to honor a few of the Hometown Heroes.
This year's honorees were found mostly among emergency services and law enforcement. A special honor went to Morgan Thompson, a student at Olathe High School. Morgan placed first in the local patriotic art competition and is having her work judged at the state level. It is Morgan's second consecutive year winning the honor. Second place went to Jacob Solseth also a second-time winner and also of Olathe High School.
The following people received the VFW's Hometown Hero awards on April 30:
Charles Hufman, paramedic, Delta County Ambulance District; Officer Erron Fritchman, Delta Correctional Center; Trooper Brent Hilling, Colorado State Patrol; Deputy Daniel Cano, Delta County Sheriff's Office, detention; Deputy Andy Braslin, Delta County Sheriff's Department; Susan Kollasch, Delta County Dispatch; and, Officer Trent Hill, Delta Police Department.
Also receiving the honor was the Delta Volunteer Fire Department as a unit, and Delta County Search and Rescue (DELSAR) represented by Kathi Marquez, Austin Meyers, Kim Shea and Ricky Granger.blog comments powered by Disqus