GRANTSVILLE — The Rotary Membership of Grantsville held its fifth annual Honor Evening on Sept. 14 at Penn Alps Restaurant.
The group was welcomed and introductions had been made by Linda Buckel, president.
“Too usually we don’t cease and keep due to the various people who attain out and serve others each day,” she stated. “However tonight we wish to do exactly that. We wish to say thanks and we wish to acknowledge a number of of these people that exemplify the motto of Rotary — service above self.”
Honorees had been DFC Tyler R. Roth of the Garrett County Sheriff’s Workplace, TFC Robert G. Hook of the Maryland State Police McHenry Barracks, Lyndon V. Saylor of the Salisbury (Pa.) Volunteer Fireplace Division (mutual support with Grantsville), and H. Jody Theriot of the Northern Garrett County Rescue Squad.
Roth was launched by Cpl. Zach Rhodes.
He said that Roth has been employed with the sheriff’s workplace since December 2015 when he was employed as a correctional officer. He has additionally been a deputy since December 2017.
Roth presently works with accident reconstruction. Within the final yr, he dealt with 854 requires service, 254 civil course of papers served, 180 hours of city patrol, 51 prison arrests, 18 traffic-related arrests, and had two CDS arrests.
“That’s fairly spectacular with dealing with all these calls and solely being two guys principally working a shift collectively,” Rhodes stated. “And that covers the entire county for 12 hours.”
In the previous few months of 2021, Roth has had 4 CDS arrests, 13 traffic-related arrests, 22 prison arrests, served 142 papers and dealt with 449 requires service.
“TFC Roth is all the time keen to do the job it doesn’t matter what the job entails,” Rhodes stated. “He by no means complains about it. He merely does what’s requested of him with little to no steerage. He’s an asset to the Sheriff’s Workplace and Garrett County, and I believe we’re all fortunate to have him.”
Hook was launched by Cpl. Ralph Davis.
“Rob has been on the State Police for seven years now,” he stated. “It has been a few yr and a half that he’s been on the McHenry Barracks.”
He’s additionally a member of the Accident City Council and each the Accident Volunteer Fireplace Division and the Deep Creek Fireplace Firm.
“I all the time inform him he does an excessive amount of as a result of he wants time to chill out …,” Davis stated. “It’s continuous for him. I don’t understand how he does it. He always leads the barrack in virtually each class — site visitors stops, prison investigations, DUIs …”
Hook not too long ago accomplished every week’s coaching on the DUI Academy on the College of Maryland in School Park.
“He additionally leads the barrack in CDS arrests,” Davis stated. “Medicine and drunks are most likely the 2 greatest issues he does. Not that he does dangerous on anything, however that’s simply an important stuff he does.”
Saylor was launched by Justin Brief, chief of the Salisbury Volunteer Fireplace Division.
Saylor joined the hearth division in 1975 and has been concerned for 46 years.
“You don’t get that too usually anymore,” Brief stated.
He famous that Saylor did all of his coaching and made all of the conferences twice a month for 46 years. He additionally labored with Bingo and fundraisers.
“Lyndon did a lot behind the scenes and his time didn’t go unseen by me and others,” Brief stated. “His involvement with the acquisition of six fireplace vehicles is a giant deal, as a result of that solely occurs each 10, 15, 20 years, so you may determine that’s how lengthy Lyndon’s been round.”
Theriot was offered by Assistant Chief Mark Medlin.
“I don’t have an inventory of huge accomplishments that Jody has completed, however I believe again over the few years that I’ve been concerned with the rescue squad, and he’s all the time been a fixture there,” he stated. “He sits a 12-hour shift each Wednesday, and he’s going to be there.”
He talked about how the pandemic has modified every thing, together with protocols.
“However by all of it, you’ve nonetheless obtained continuity from these people who serve on this group,” Medlin stated. “With the ability to depend on people like Jody in occasions like that is an unbelievable expertise. I thank Jody for his service and pray for a lot of extra years.”
Citations and proclamations had been offered by George C. Edwards, representing the Maryland State Senate; Invoice Buckel, representing Del. Wendell R. Beitzel; Paul Edwards, representing the Garrett County Commissioners; and Grantsville Mayor Mark Diehl.
Every honoree additionally acquired a plaque and a commemorative coin.
The Rotary Membership of Grantsville meets at Penn Alps on the second and fourth Tuesday of every month at 6:15 p.m.