The Mid-Del Tinker 100 Club will celebrate first responders and military personnel at their 39th annual awards banquet March 9 at the Reed Conference Center, 5750 Will Rogers Road.
Tickets must be purchased in advance and will not be sold at the door.
The group will present awards to first responders who have gone above and beyond the call of duty. They included firefighters and law enforcement from Midwest City, Del City and Tinker Air Force Base.
State Senator Darrell Weaver will be the guest speaker. Weaver served as director of the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs Control. He retired from the agency after 28 years and was elected to the State Senate in 2018. Weaver represents Moore and parts of Cleveland County.
The award winners include:
Firefighters of the Year: David Jones (U.S. Air Force), Sgt. Ryan Starzenski (Del City) and Lt. Ross White (Midwest City).
Police Officer of the Year: Staff Sgt. Camron A. Nuner (U.S. Air Force), Derek Lee Niehaus (Navy), Officer Alexis Gomez (Del City), Sgt. Jarvis Nash and Officer Keri Overstreeet.
Emergency Service Staff Member: Tammy Dillon (Midwest City).
The End of Trail award will be given to Chief Steve Robinson (retired Del City Police Department) and Chief Terry Ford (retired Tinker Air Force Base Fire Department).
Scholarships will be given to children and spouses of first responders. And the group will also swear in new officers for 2022-23
The event begins at 6 p.m. with a social hour. Dinner will be served at 7 p.m. with the awards program to follow.
The awards banquet is sponsored by the City of Del City, City of Midwest City, Barnes Wrecker Service, Boomer Environmental Emergency Services, Midwest City Chamber of Commerce, Robert Manger State Representative District 101, Rose State College, and Tinker Federal Credit Union.
To purchase a ticket or for sponsorship information, email Joyce George, president of Mid-Del Tinker 100, at email@example.com.