CPI Security returned as the presenting sponsor of the First Responders Appreciation Breakfast in Raleigh for the seventh-consecutive year.
The First Responders Appreciation Breakfast, organized by the Raleigh Chamber of Commerce, is a breakfast to honor first responders in Wake County. Proceeds from the event benefit The 200 Club of Wake County, an organization that provides financial assistance to the families of fallen first responders in Wake County.
“I just want to take a few minutes and thank the first responders here,” CEO and Founder of CPI Security Ken Gill said. “We have been involved in Raleigh for about 27 years and a sponsor of this event since 2015. The partnership we have with first responders is very important to us, we couldn’t do [our job] without them.”
CPI Security congratulates the following members of the Raleigh Fire Department for receiving the Outstanding Service Award.
- Captain Tony White
- Lieutenant Charles Sutton
- Senior Fire Fighter Marc Lockley
- Firefighter Jesse Trager
- Firefighter Bryan Parker
- Deputy Fire Marshall Lee Lovic
The firefighters were awarded the Outstanding Service award for going above and beyond traditional smoke detector checks. The group ensured countless families were protected by installing smoke detectors in homes that previously didn’t have any.
CPI Security congratulates North Carolina State Highway Patrolman Jacob Sampson and Levi Foss for receiving the Outstanding Service Award. Sampson and Foss were honored for their exemplary care and caution during a reckless driving call. The driver of the vehicle was a 9-year-old child with Autism. The troopers ended the pursuit without any injuries to the child, themselves, or anyone else.
CPI Security congratulates K9 Officer Kevin Johnson of the North Carolina State Capitol Police for receiving the Outstanding Service Award. Johnson apprehended a bank robber in a densely populated area without any injuries to himself, the suspect, or civilians.
CPI Security congratulates Raleigh Police Officers Harvey Slade and Madeline Horner for receiving the Outstanding Service Award. Slade was honored for exceeding and expanding training for the entire Raleigh Police Department. Officer Horner was honored for creating the ACORNS Connects Downtown Community Service Fair which provided more than 150 people who are homeless with vaccines, STD/HIV testing, veterinary services, veteran services, breakfast, haircuts, legal resources, SNAP benefits, and more.
CPI Security congratulates Raleigh-Wake Emergency Communications Center Telecommunicator Joel Irvine for receiving the Outstanding Service Award. Irvine used the integrated Automatic Vehicle Locator to track down the nearest police officer to assist a woman under duress from a domestic violence situation. Utilizing location trackers on both police and the woman, Irvine successfully got the woman help without injury to anyone involved.
CPI Security congratulates the Wake County EMS Peer Support Team for receiving the Outstanding Service Award. The team was awarded for creating the Peer Support Team and program to remove obstacles that prevent EMS providers from seeking mental health care due to strains from the job.
CPI Security recognizes and honors fallen Wake County deputy Sheriff First Class Ned Byrd, who gave his life in the line of duty. Byrd, a 13-year-veteran of the Wake County Sheriff’s Office, was killed while protecting the citizens of Wake County on August 11, 2022. Byrd was honored with the Outstanding Service Award.
At the conclusion of the First Responders Appreciation Breakfast, a $15,000 check was presented to the 200 Club of Wake County to provide immediate financial help for the spouses and children of first responders who lost their lives in the line of duty.
CPI Security is proud to honor and support the First Responders Appreciation Breakfast and the 200 Club of Wake County. Thank you, first responders, for keeping our communities safe.