Two Hundred Club of the Coastal Empire | VALOR AWARD RECIPIENTS
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VALOR AWARD RECIPIENTS

Valor: an act of courage performed in the presence of danger.

 

 

The following first responders from the Georgia and South Carolina Coastal Empire have demonstrated a great strength of mind or spirit that enabled them to encounter danger with firmness and resolve, while knowing their personal health and well-being were in jeopardy.

 

The Two Hundred Club Medal of Valor nominees must meet the following qualifications:
(A) The nominee must be (or must have been, at the time of the incident) a first responder.
(B) While in the performance of duty, the nominee must have performed with exceptional meritorious conduct that may have resulted in death or serious injury.
(1) The term “serious injured” means:
(a) an injury that causes great bodily harm and a probability of death, or
(b) that causes significant permanent disfigurement and a significant permanent loss or impairment of the function of any body part or organ.
(2)”Exceptional meritorious conduct” means, while performing or fulfilling responsibilities as a law enforcement officer or firefighter, the nominee distinguished himself/herself Conspicuously by gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his/her own life above and beyond the call of duty.  It involves risk of one’s life and is an act of bravery and self-sacrifice so conspicuous as to clearly distinguish the individual above his/her comrades.
(3) “While in the performance of duty” requires more than the Officer or firefighter, being on the duty.  Rather, it requires that he/she was acting in an official capacity and performing a law enforcement or firefighting function.
(C) The performance of the foregoing must have occurred while the nominee was undertaking enforcement action when acting in the line of duty or fulfilling his/her responsibilities as a law enforcement officer or firefighter.
(D) Where the nominee has not been seriously injured or killed, the nomination must detail how the officer, while acting in a law enforcement, firefighting, or EMS capacity, performed exceptional meritorious conduct protecting life and/ or property of another.

2017 Awards

 

 

 

 

 

Tactical Medic Frank Pilcher
Southside Fire Department
Savannah, Georgia

 

 

Supervisory Deputy U.S. Marshal Ramiro Suarez
U.S. Marshal Service
Deputy U.S. Marshal Robert Doherty
U.S. Marshal Service
Deputy U.S. Marshal James Turner
U.S. Marshal Service
Special Agent Peter Morris
Georgia Department of Corrections
Special Deputy U.S. Marshal
Criminal Investigator John Rohrs
Georgia Department of Community Supervision
Special Deputy U.S. Marshal
Criminal Investigator Shane Sasser
Georgia Department of Community Supervision
Special Deputy U.S. Marshal
Special Agent Daniel Wilkes
Georgia Department of Corrections
Special Deputy U.S. Marshal
Deputy Sheriff Walter Kent
Chatham County Sheriff’s Office
Special Deputy U. S. Marshal
Deputy Sheriff Franklin Rollins, Jr.
Chatham County Sheriff’s Office
Special Deputy U.S. Marshal

2016 Valor Awards

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Georgia State Patrol Senior Trooper Kelvin Carswell
Master Firefighter Christopher Lamb
Advanced Firefighter Justin Goldberg

See footage from the City of Savannah about Firefighters Lamb and Goldberg. Click here for video.

2015 Awards

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Lieutenant Brian Scott – Glynn County Police

Investigator Dustin Davis – Glynn County Police

Investigator J.T. Cassada – Glynn County Police

Investigator Carl Evans – Glynn County Police

 

 

Officer Kendall Duff – Chatham Sheriff’s Office  h05

2014 Awards

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APO Eric Smith – Savannah Chatham Metropolitan Police Department

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Advanced Firefighter Moises Martinez – Savannah Fire and Rescue

Captain Robert Barksdale – Savannah Fire and Rescue

Master Firefighter Daniel Hutcheson – Savannah Fire and Rescue

Master Firefighter Frank Ptacin – Savannah Fire and Rescue

2013 Awards

winnerswithchiefMaster Firefighter Ben Spence – Pooler Fire Department

Advanced Firefighter Josh Spivey – Pooler Fire Department

2012 Awards

Lieutenant Paramedic Kevin Osterstock – Hilton Head

Firefighter EMT Tim Huser – Hilton Head

Officer Chris Tucker – Savannah Chatham Metropolitan Police

2011 Awards

Sgt. Marty Adams – Liberty County Sheriffs Office

Cpl. Ralph Dixon, Jr. – Liberty County Sheriffs Office

Trooper Eric Wilkes – Georgia State Patrol

Officer Mark Rich – Midway Police Department

2010 Awards

Deputy Michael Johns – McIntosh County Sheriff’s Department

Deputy Robert Francisco – McIntosh County Sheriff’s Department

Cpt. Paul Phillips – Savannah Fire Department

Firefighter Brian Stafford – Savannah Fire Department

2009 Awards

Star Cpl. Andy Osteen – Savannah Chatham Metropolitan Police Department

Deputy Chief Roy Howard – Garden City Fire Department

Firefighter Terry Ashley Hazard – Garden City Fire Department

2008 Awards

Star Cpl. Donald Bryant – Savannah Chatham Metropolitan Police Department

Chief Jason Waterfield – Southside Fire and EMS

Deputy Chief Scott Kimble – Southside Fire and EMS

2007 Awards

Firefighter Charles Campbell – Savannah Fire Department

Officer James Conrath – Glynn County Police Department

The Two Hundred Club is primarily funded through tax deductible memberships, which range from $250 to $1,000 per year. We share with our members excerpts from the letters that we receive from the grateful surviving families.