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Law Enforcement and Firefighters honored in Tehama County Awards Dinner

Annual event hosted by the Corning Exchange Club was especially poignant this year because of the Ranch Tehama shooting tragedy in November.

Posted: Feb 26, 2018 2:14 PM
Updated: Feb 27, 2018 1:12 PM


An estimated 200 people were on hand for the annnual Corning Exchange Club Annual Tehama County Law Enforcement and Fire Personnel Recognition Awards, held Saturday evening February 24th at the Veteran's Memorial Hall in Corning.

The presentations were especially poignant this year, given the shootings in Rancho Tehama in November that killed five people and injured several others. Brenda Haines with Congressman Doug LaMalfa's office presented a special Congressional Resolution of Appreciation to Tehama County Sheriff Dave Hencratt and all first responders in Tehama County for their bravery and quick action that day.

The CHP of Red Bluff recognized Officer Charles Bowers as Officer of the Year . He was shot in March during a DUI traffic stop and despite his very serious injury was able to return fire and then called dispatch for help and stayed on the line with them until medical aid and back-up arrived.

Red Bluff Fire Chief Ray Barber honored Uriah Harris as Firefighter of the year. He was fighting a wildfire in Southern California in December, and was not able to be present for the birth of his baby boy. He had to "face time" with his wife during delivery. Harris insisted his wife and baby and toddler son come up to the podium to be recognized as well.

And in a break from tradition, Corning Rural Fire Department Chief Jim Allen and his volunteer crew recognized their spouses for all of the support they give ... with missed dinners and fire calls in the middle of the night and on holidays.

Other honorees included Cal Fire Tehama County Firefighter Augusto "Lalo" Tena, Tehama County D.A. Investigator Jeffrey D. Wing, Tehama County Cal Fire Firefighter Lore Loucks, Tehama County Sheriff's Dispatcher Wilma Gillet, Red Bluff Police Detective Sean Baxter, Richfield Volunteer Firefighter Samantha McKelvy, Corning Volunteer Firefighter Jared Smith and Corning Police Officer Matthew Portillo.

Action News Now Noon Anchorwoman Linda Watkins-Bennett served as Mistress of Ceremonies. 

A silent auction and raffle at the event raise funds for the Corning Exchange Club in its effort to prevent child abuse and other causes in the Corning community.

To see more photos from the evening click on "gallery".

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