‘THE VENTURES’ DON WILSON AND LT GOVERNOR BRAD OWEN FEATURED AT SHERIFF’S BREAKFAST
Sheriff Casey Salisbury hosted Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member Don Wilson of 'The Ventures' and Lt. Governor Brad Owen at the monthly Sheriff’s Breakfast held at the Little Creek Casino. A Life Saving Medal was also awarded to MACECOM Communications Officer Tiffany Morrison.
Communications Officer Tiffany Morrison of MACECOM took a 911 call for a suicidal male who was armed with a gun threatening to shoot himself on June 22, 2016. Over the course of the 18-minute call, CO Morrison gained the trust of the caller who eventually chose to put down the gun and share his description and location. CO Morrison further ensured the safety of responding officers by convincing the caller to put his hands in the air as he approached the officers looking for him.
The caller ended the call telling CO Morrison, “Thank you so much for talking to me.”
Sheriff Casey Salisbury said, “Tiffany Morrison’s professionalism and compassion for this individual shows a deep respect for her fellow citizens and we believe she is responsible for saving this man’s life.”
Also present at this month’s Sheriff’s Breakfast were ‘The Ventures’ Don Wilson and Lt. Governor Brad Owen who at one time was part of a band that opened for ‘The Ventures’ at several events. Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2008, ‘The Ventures’ have sold 110 million records over a 56-year span. Don Wilson shared that he did not begin pursuing his music career until he was 24 years-old and that it was never too late.
Lt. Governer Brad Owen mentioned that during the induction speech in 2008, several luminary Rock and Roll artists credited ‘The Ventures’ with changing the face of rock and roll history and that their break-out hit, ‘Walk, Don’t Run’, influenced many budding electric guitar musicians.
The monthly Law Enforcement Breakfast draws together first responders from multiple agencies in the region including fire, medical, legal, and law enforcement personnel as well as retirees and public-minded citizens. Keynote speakers are invited to address topics affecting communities, public service, and current trends.