From Harford County government:
Jarrett Sexton, a Public Safety Dispatcher assigned to the Division of Emergency Operations (EOC) has been chosen as Employee of the Month for March. Sexton, a two-year employee with the EOC, was nominated by co-workers Heidi Digennaro and Tamara Haney.
During the midnight shift on January 24, 2011 Mr. Sexton took a 911 call from a veteran who was traveling with his family. The individual advised that his vehicle had broken down and he did not have the funds to repair the vehicle, nor could he afford housing for the remainder of the night. The veteran advised he was looking for help for his family and did not know whom else to call, so he called 911.
After taking the caller’s information, Jarrett began to work on getting help for the veteran and his family. Of his own accord, Jarrett redeemed a personal gift certificate and arranged for the veteran and his family to stay at a local motel for the night without charge. The next morning, after his shift had ended, Mr. Sexton called the veteran to follow up to see how he and his family were doing. Jarrett learned the veteran was able to obtain assistance from the Marine Corps to help him repair his vehicle so he could continue on his way.
In her nomination Ms. Digennaro stated, “Jarrett’s compassion and extra efforts represented himself, the EOC, and Harford County well, giving this family a positive experience from a negative situation.”
Commenting on the award County Executive David R. Craig stated, “Jarrett is an outstanding young man with a positive can do attitude. Because of his actions, a veteran and his family received the assistance they so desperately needed while traveling through our county. Without question Jarrett Sexton actions are to be commended. His compassion is a model for all of us to follow,” Craig stated.