First Responders and local heroes recognized at Valor Awards

Winchester and Frederick County First Responders and local heroes were honored at the Top of Virginia Regional Chamber Valor Awards.

Categories at the 10th annual awards presentation included Lifesaving, Unit Lifesaving, Unit Citation, and Meritorious Action as well as awarding Certificates of Valor.

The Silver Valor Award was presented to Morgan Minor of the WPD for her acts involving significant personal risk and bravery.

The Gold Award of Valor was given to Sam Debergh for their acts of supreme sacrifice or extreme personal risk and heroism that goes above and beyond the call of duty.

For a video from the City of Winchester on Derbergh’s heroic actions, click here.

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