Local dispatchers receive award

NORTHWOOD, Iowa - Being a dispatcher takes a lot of patience and hard work, and for those at Worth County Sheriff’s Office they’re being rewarded for just that.

Dispatchers are receiving the Association of Public Safety Communications Officials Team Telecommunications of the Year Award.

Paula Harris, is the Administrative Assistant of Communication, nominated the team, couldn’t be more proud.

“I that that saying sometimes life hits you with a brick well we got hit with a brick both in the evacuation part and also the blizzard that night, they stepped up,” said Harris.

She’s referring to the evacuation of Northwood Feb. 20th of this year.

This is the first time the worth county sheriff’s office has received this award.

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