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Garvin County man honors late wife with public safety awards

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David Lansdale, left, presents awards to three Garvin County public safety employees in memory of his late wife. (KTEN) David Lansdale, left, presents awards to three Garvin County public safety employees in memory of his late wife. (KTEN)

PAULS VALLEY, Okla. -- A Garvin County man is honoring his late wife's memory by awarding some of the county's first responders.

David Lansdale's wife, who worked as a dispatcher in Pauls Valley, died from cancer one year ago Tuesday. So he decided to establish the Jerri Lansdale Memorial Award Fund to give $500 cash rewards to a dispatcher, law enforcement officer, and firefighter for their service.

"My family and I selected three individuals that we thought were outstanding and have done an exemplary job in performing their duties as pubic safety employees," Lansdale said.

The family hopes to keep this tradition going, and is accepting donations for next year at the organization's GoFundMe page. Donations are also accepted in person at State Bank of Wynnewood in Wynnewood, the Garvin County Sheriff's Office or the Garvin County E911 Dispatch Center. 

Gifts to the fund can be mailed to:

Jerri Lansdale Memorial Award Fund
c/o 22641 NCR 3250
Pauls Valley, OK 73075

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