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Local club honors first responders

LaGRANGE — The Optimist Club honored two of the city’s first responders for hard work and sacrifice during the club’s annual Public Safety Appreciation luncheon on July 11.

LaGrange Fire Sgt. Lance Horne was presented with the organization’s Firefighter of the Year award for LaGrange. Horne was recently promoted to the rank of sergeant and obtained his paramedic certification, said Fire Lt. Austin Starr.

LaGrange Police Senior Officer Jim Davison was honored as the Officer of the Year. Davison was recently transferred to LPD’s community outreach unit, Starr stated.

The Optimist Club of LaGrange awards the LaGrange firefighter and police officer of the year at its annual luncheon last week. Fire Sgt. Lance Horne, second from left, is LaGrange’s Firefighter of the Year and LaGrange Police Senior Officer Jim Davidson, second from right, is the Officer of the Year. They are flanked by LaGrange Fire Lt. Austin Starr, far left, and LaGrange Police Sgt. Marshall McCoy.
http://lagrangenews.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/web1_Optimist1.jpgThe Optimist Club of LaGrange awards the LaGrange firefighter and police officer of the year at its annual luncheon last week. Fire Sgt. Lance Horne, second from left, is LaGrange’s Firefighter of the Year and LaGrange Police Senior Officer Jim Davidson, second from right, is the Officer of the Year. They are flanked by LaGrange Fire Lt. Austin Starr, far left, and LaGrange Police Sgt. Marshall McCoy. Submitted

By Melanie Ruberti

mruberti@civitasmedia.com

Melanie Ruberti is a reporter with LaGrange Daily News. She may be reached at 706-884-7311, ext. 2156.