The Exchange Club of Lake Highlands presented its Quarterly Police and Fire Rescue Department awards at its meeting on March 25th. The Fire Rescue Award was presented to Captain Todd Wilson by club Community Service Director Chuck Curtiss and Chief Bret
Stidham. Captain Wilson has worked for the department for 29 years, much of it with Station 57 on Audelia Road He is well known for his ability at large emergency events. He also serves as a mentor to the younger members of his station and prepares them for promotion to higher positions.
The police department award was made to Senior Corporal Roberto Blanco of the Northeast Substation and he was presented by Sergeant John Rigney. Corporal Blanco is a graduate of Southwestern University in Georgetown and has been with Dallas Police Department since 1992. He has served in special units that were created to eliminate prostitution activities and to identify and arrest sex offenders. He is held in high regard by his fellow officers and the staff at the Northeast Substation.