CUMBERLAND — The third annual Public Safety Awards Ceremony in celebration of Public Safety and Correctional Services Employees’ Week was held Monday at the Allegany College of Maryland theater. Presenters included, from left, Lisa Hoston, Allegany College of Maryland criminal justice program; Chief Cynthia Smith, Frostburg State University Police; Craig Robertson, Allegany County sheriff; Lt. Michael Fluharty, Maryland State Police Cumberland barrack commander; Major James Pyles, state police Western Troop commander; Warden Frank Bishop, Western Correctional Institution; Chief Charles Hinnant, Cumberland Police Department; Andrew Eckstein, community supervision, North Region, Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services; Dr. Jack Cunning, WCI; Tiffany Bennett, regional director of nursing, WCI/North Branch Correctional Institution; William Beeman, WCI/NBCI; Michael Twigg, Allegany County state’s attorney; and Warden Bobby Shearin, NBCI.
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