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Dodie Thompson named Communications Person of the Year

Dodie Thompson from the West Point Police Department was presented the Communications Person of the Year Award on Tuesday.

“During her three years on the job, Mrs. Thompson has routinely gone above and beyond the call of duty. Her greatest challenge came when she received a 911 call from her own home,” said Eric Blackman, Chamber board chairman. “Her husband was experiencing a life-threatening medical emergency. With the same calm composure exhibited on every call, she was able to respond in a professional manner to dispatch the medical assistance her husband needed.

“As further proof of the commitment to her work, she remained on duty until a replacement could arrive, ensuring the citizens of West Point would be served. Today, her husband is alive and well.”

The Communications Person of the Year Award is presented to the public safety communications official who has performed his or her job with exceptional skill, expertise, innovation and results.

Dodie Thompson from the West Point Police Department, center, receives the Communications Person of the Year Award on Tuesday from LaGrange Public Safety Chief Lou Dekmar, right, and Frank McRae, Troup County president and CEO of CB&T, a sponsor of the Valor Awards.

http://lagrangenews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/37/2016/09/web1_web0918ValorThompson-1.jpgDodie Thompson from the West Point Police Department, center, receives the Communications Person of the Year Award on Tuesday from LaGrange Public Safety Chief Lou Dekmar, right, and Frank McRae, Troup County president and CEO of CB&T, a sponsor of the Valor Awards.

Matthew Strother | Daily News

Staff report

MORE AWARD RECIPIENTS

This is one of several individual stories on recipients of the Valor Awards on Tuesday, Sept. 13, during a ceremony at Del’Avant. Check under our Local Features section online and the Sept. 17-18 Weekend print edition for all award recipients.