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Commissioner's Award of Excellence

  • FEBRUARY 2015 WINNER - Dawn Delp
    County Corrections;
    Category - Valor

Dawn Delp, Correctional Officer for Lancaster County Corrections, was presented with the Commissioners Award of Excellence Award for February, 2015 at the Lancaster County Board of Commissioners meeting March 17, 2015. She was nominated for this award by Kaela Howard, Correctional Officer, in the category of Valor.

On December 15, 2014 Officer Dawn Delp observed an inmate choking and unable to breathe. Officer Delp executed the Heimlich maneuver. It was necessary for her to do this several times until she was able to clear the inmate's airway. She was able to do this before any other help arrived. In her nomination, Officer Howard stated "There were approximately seventeen other inmates out at the same time. Her quick action and calm demeanor kept the other inmates calm during the emergency".

Roma Amundson, Lancaster County Board of Commissioners Chair, stated "On behalf of the Board I am pleased to present you with this well deserved award. You knew what to do and were successful in that effort. In addition, you managed the situation with the other inmates in the area very well. Your actions make you worthy of this award. Thank you for your excellent work and judgment in this situation."

The Commissioners Award of Excellence award recognizes employees who consistently provide outstanding service and work that demonstrates exemplary personal commitment to Lancaster County.