First Responders’ responsible for removing 66 pipe bombs from the Malvern area in March were honored for their service in September.
The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department (MCSD) held a special ceremony Friday morning to commend a number of their employees who participated in superior acts of service in the course of their duties, including six people connected to the removal of more than five-dozen pipe bombs found in a storage locker in Frazer.
“I am proud of your service, and want to publicly acknowledge your dedication to the department and the community,” said Sheriff Eileen Whalon Behr as she addressed the employees who were being honored. “We need to recognize our deputies and support staff because they often sacrifice their safety to save another or help resolve a conflict.”
The following are the descriptions of the employees and their honorable acts as stated in the press release. These employees were given citations or commendations, and will be given an official certificate and commendation bar decorations:
The following individuals were awarded Unit Citations for assisting in the safe disposal of 66 pipe bombs and 400 forbiddens, during a bomb call from the FBI Philadelphia Division on March 7, 2013 at a Public Storage facility in Malvern, Pa. Unit Citations are given for exceptional police service where the outstanding accomplishment is the result of teamwork rather than that of the individual(s).
• Sgt. Allen F. Stewart of Collegeville, Pa., has been with MCSD since September 25, 2006.
• Cpl. Richard Miles of Royersford, Pa., has been with the MCSD since November 22, 2004.
• Dep. Jon Cagliola of Lafayette Hill, Pa., has been with the MCSD since February 25, 2008.
• Dep. Andrew Noto of Harleysville, Pa., has been with the MCSD since September 7, 2010.
• Dep. Gregory Sedgwick of Norristown, Pa., has been with the MCSD since October 22, 2007.
• Dep. Ryan Volk of Ambler, Pa., has been with the MCSD since September 22, 2008.