Chester County heroes are honored by the District Attorney’s Office.

Chester County heroes are honored by the District Attorney’s Office.

WEST CHESTER The annual awards ceremony was held by the Chester County District Attorney’s Office to recognize and honor law enforcement, first responders, and Good Samaritans for their extraordinary contributions to making Chester County a safer and better place.

Chester county heroes are honored by the district attorney's office.

Deb Ryan, the district attorney, discussed the numerous successes and accomplishments of the previous year. According to Ryan, “We focus on our heroes today.

” You are a hero whether you are in law enforcement, a first responder who puts their lives at risk every day to ensure our safety, a prosecutor who tirelessly pursues justice, one of our outstanding support staff members who keeps this office running, or just a good person who steps in when you see something wrong.

Ryan stated that the office handled approximately 7,000 cases in the previous year. Ryan stated that the office increased efforts to combat the drug epidemic by implementing the Law Enforcement Treatment Initiative, which provided free treatment to those with substance use disorders but went after high-level drug traffickers who push this poison in our county.

We also successfully prosecuted those who committed domestic violence and sexual assaults, solved murders, and obtained numerous convictions for complex white-collar cases in which defendants stole millions of dollars from people who trusted them. Additionally, numerous illegal firearms were successfully removed from the street by law enforcement.

The purpose of these awards is to recognize those individuals for their bravery and dedication. Kate Wright Kate Wright, Prosecutor of the Year The award recipients rescued children from danger and abuse, helped dismantle a human sex trafficking organization and high-level drug enterprise, and successfully prosecuted a man who committed domestic violence against his wife and used their 11-year-old child as a human shield when police arrived. We call on our heroes every day to stand by us in our most traumatic and life-altering moments and to keep us all protected.

Two women who intervened to prevent a man from harming a child at a nearby convenience store were also recognized for their bravery in dealing with a barricaded gunman who fired at police.

These brave men and women are all committed, enduring, and advocates for justice. We are successful as a result of their professional collaboration with one another, law enforcement, and the people we serve. No one accomplishes this alone.

Deputy District Attorney Kate Wright was named Prosecutor of the Year; Chester County Detective Oscar Rosado was named Detective of the Year; Jessica Sarcione was named Administrative Professional of the Year; West Whiteland Detective Michael Buchmann was named Law Enforcement Officer of the Year.

For their outstanding investigation, arrest, and prosecution of the Human Sex Trafficking Organization, the East Whiteland Police Department, the Chester County DAO Child Abuse Unit, the Fairfax VA Police Department, and CVC Advocate Claudia Hurtado, DAO Commendation:

The Westtown East-Goshen Regional Police Department and the West Chester Regional Emergency Response Team for their heroism in the face of gunfire from a locked-in suspect. DAO Commendation: for their extraordinary acts of heroism in helping to protect others who were in danger in a Kennett Square domestic violence case.


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