Thomas R. Weiss was a dispatcher with the City of Norton for 28 years. He lost his battle with cancer in 1999. In memory of Tom's dedication and excellence in public safety communications, an award was created in his honor. The award is given each year to a dispatcher / telecommunicator from Summit County who has performed above and beyond the call of duty.
Year 2010: Kara E Farkas, Stow Police Department
Year 2011: Denise M. Sizemore, Copley-Norton Communications Center
Year 2012: Copley-Norton Communications Center, Copley-Norton Communications Center
National Law EnforcementOfficers Memorial
President George Bush dedicated the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in 1991. It honors all of America's federal, state and local law enforcers. The Memorial is located on Judiciary Square, Washington, D.C. Inscribed on the Memorial's blue-gray marble walls are the names of more than 14,000 officers who have been killed in the line of duty, dating back to the first known death in 1794. Norton Police Officer, Dallas Jackson died in the line of duty on October 25, 1973. (Panel 52, E-14)