Rehoboth Chamber honors top cops

by Michael Short on September 29, 2010

Shown (l-r): Cpl. Tyler Whitman, Cpl. William Sullivan, Dispatcher Gerard Casesse, Chamber of Commerce Chair Bill Klemkowski and Sgt. Scott O'Bier. Photo courtesy of Rehoboth Beach-Dewey Beach Chamber of Commerce.

The Rehoboth Beach-Dewey Beach Chamber of Commerce honored several Rehoboth Beach police officers for their service during the Chamber’s meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 22.

Cpl. R. Tyler Whitman was presented with a lifesaving award for his lifesaving efforts on June 3. Cpl. Whitman was dispatched to assist the Rehoboth Beach Volunteer Fire Company’s Station 86 ambulance with a 90 year old male in cardiac arrest. Cpl. Whitman assisted Sussex County paramedics in reviving the victim.

Rehoboth Beach 911 Center Dispatcher Gerard Casesse was presented with a lifesaving commendation for his distinguished service in initiating lifesaving CPR on August 14, 2010. Casesse successfully guided family members of an elderly female heart attack victim through the process of performing lifesaving CPR. Family members were able to perform CPR until the first responders arrived. The elderly victim is alive and doing well, according to her family.

Cpl. William L. Sullivan was presented the Citizens Commendation Award for receiving a significant amount of letters from citizens or members of other law enforcement agencies, citing courteous or outstanding performance of duty.

Master Sergeants Jack Bushey and Michael Corbin were also recognized for their 30-plus years of dedicated service to the force. However, neither could attend the chamber meeting.

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