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Governor Perdue Recognizes 20 Georgians in Public Safety Awards Ceremony

At an annual public safety awards ceremony in Forsyth, Ga., Governor Sonny Perdue announced recipients of the Governor's Public Safety Awards (GPSA). Perdue recognized 14 public safety professionals for acts of heroism and six for contributions in profession.

Recipients were given medallions and their names were added to the GPSA monument at the Georgia Public Safety Training Center.

Among the Heroism Recipients was Officer Omar C. Sanders from the Macon Police Department.

The GPSA program recognizes Acts of Heroism as those who performed an exceptional deed which resulted in saving lives and/or protecting property.

Contribution to Profession awards recognized those whose job performance had an overwhelming positive effect on the overall profession.

“Georgia is proud to recognize our brave law enforcement officers and emergency responders for their commitment to keeping our citizens safe,” said Governor Perdue.