A Portsmouth police officer called in a description of a suspect as she lay on the ground bleeding from multiple gunshot wounds. During his first week on the job, a Chesapeake fireman rescued several senior citizens from a burning building. A Suffolk police detective foiled a terrorist attack by a would-be ISIS operative.
These stories, and more, were shared at the Hampton Roads Chamber Valor Awards on June 6 in Portsmouth. The Chamber honored area first responders who positively impacted the community, saved lives, performed outstanding investigative work and exhibited bravery.
Dr. Raymond McCue, chief medical officer with sponsor of event Chesapeake Regional Healthcare, said he knows all too well the empathy and selflessness needed to be a first responders. Read more.