Friday, November 7, 2008

Lt. Clark Pennington Awards

On 11-06-08 Lt. Clark Pennington received two awards at the Mayor and Board of Aldermen meeting. During the first presentation Lt. Pennington was honored with the Sandy Springs Bank “Community Champion” award. This award is given to those community members who are recognized as individuals who go above and beyond to help their communities.

Lt. Pennington received this award for his work with Bobby Harris a High School Student from the Maryland School for the Deaf. Mr. Harris was the Department’s first High School Intern from MSD. During that internship Lt. Pennington ensured Bobby was exposed to all aspects of Law Enforcement and in turn ensured FPD officers where exposed to the challenges experienced by the Deaf Community.

For this work Lt. Pennington received a $2,500 donation to the charity of his choice. Lt. Pennington asked that his award be split among three charities; COPS (Concerns of Police Survivors), Mercy Hospital Neonatal Intensive Care Unit in Baltimore where his now 3 year old twin sons Collin and Brady were born, and the Maryland School for the Deaf Foundation.

Lt. Pennington was also presented with an award given by the Maryland Police and Correctional Commission for outstanding performance as a Law Enforcement Educational Instructor. He received the “Instructor of the Year” award for 2007 for his efforts while assigned to the Frederick Police Academy.

Chief Dine would like to thank Sandy Springs Bank for their service and work within the Frederick Community.

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