Sheriff David Soward introduced his dispatching staff after they recently were awarded the Telecommunicator of the Year Award from AirLife helicopter medical service. The Sheriff stressed that he has and will continue to put the dispatchers/9-1-1 staff as a top priority in maintaining a high level of professionalism and expertise. “ Their job responsibility is a tremendous part in what we do here at the sheriff’s office. Often, this is where it all starts”, the Sheriff stated. “We can’t function without these men and women,” Soward added.