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Thursday September 23rd, 2021 5:39PM

Congressman Collins honors Dawson County officials

By AccessWDUN Staff

Dawson County’s Tim Satterfield was among some first responders across Georgia’s Ninth District to be honored by Congressman Doug Collins recently.

Satterfield, Deputy Chief for Dawson County Emergency Services,  is a 41-year fire services veteran, according to a press release from Dawson County Government Offices. He was recognized during the Dawson County Republican Party meeting on Sept. 19 and was selected for the honor by the local GOP.

District 9 of the Georgia Republican Party asked each of the 20 counties in the district to recommend someone who has gone above and beyond in their careers to help citizens in and around their communities to be recognized as their “Hero.”

“In asking various people in our county who we should consider for such an award, the name of Tim Satterfield came to the top and, of course, Chief (Lanier) Swafford wholeheartedly endorsed Tim as a recipient,” said Dawson County Republican Party Chairman Bill Minor.

“We in Dawson County were honored to have Mr. Bill Kokaly, representing Congressman Doug Collins, present this Hero award to Deputy Chief Satterfield. It was certainly well deserved.”

Satterfield began his fire services career with Clayton County in 1976. He also worked for the city of McDonough and the city of Clearwater, Fla. before coming on board with Dawson County in May 2005. Satterfield specializes in canine search and rescue and has taken part in more than 250 state and federal level missions. These include water search, arson, bomb disaster search and work with missing and abducted children. He is the state coordinator for the urban search and rescue team and was one of the first of 12 teams in the U.S. certified in child abduction response. His K9 unit received the Marguerite Brock Rescue Award from the Emergency Management Association of Georgia.

In addition, another Dawson County leader was recognized during the local Republican Party meeting. Gary Pichon, a member of the county’s Long Range Planning Committee and former county commissioner, was presented a copy of the Congressional Record – an official copy of a speech recently given by Collins on the floor of the House of Representatives honoring Pichon’s 3,000- mile bicycle ride across the U.S. Pichon also was given the Record Certificate of the speech.

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Congressman Collins honors Dawson County officials
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