April 2018 PSCC Employee of the Month: Casey Putney
Telecommunicator III Casey Putney of the Office of Public Safety Communications has been selected Employee of the month for April 2018. Assistant Supervisor Nicole Shelton nominated Casey.
The day in the life of a 911 telecommunicator can change quickly; like the weather in Northern Virginia. One moment it can be calm and the next barely enough time to ask your neighbor for a pen. There are good days and bad, but every day for a telecommunicator is made of the worst moments for the citizens with whom they serve. To many telecommunicators dealing with the rough moments in others' lives is just what they do. They do not strive to be recognized, they just handle the situation for the best results to field units, each other, and the community. To them they are simply answering the call and taking care of their community. Humble at best, they plow through challenges and face whatever situation with honor, perseverance and intrepidness.
Casey is a solid example of the core values of the Office of Public Safety communications. As a telecommunicator III, Casey is cross-trained in all disciplines. In addition to his regular assignment, Casey is a devoted CTO, General, CPR & VCIN instructor, and a member of the Policy team. He also assists in the teletype department when needed. It is this attitude and drive that he receives this award. Casey consistently goes above and beyond the call of duty. He is flexible with his schedule, often giving of his time and talents to assist others within the department.
"He truly exemplifies model work ethic, skills and knowledge in which we all should strive." Writes Asst. Shift Supervisor Nicole Shelton. "He does so much for the center, and he deserves to be recognized."