The Chapel Hill-Carrboro Chamber of Commerce named winners of the Salute to Community Heroes Awards on Dec. 10:
▪ Carrboro Police Officer of the Year: Sgt. James Walker
▪ UNC Public Safety Employee of the Year: Sgt. Michael Laffan
▪ Chapel Hill Police Officer of the Year: Officer Brad Kramer
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▪ Orange County ES EM Coordinator of the Year: Emergency Management Coordinator Kirby Saunders
▪ Orange County ES EMS Employee of the Year: EMS Logistics Officer James Lunsford
▪ Orange County Sheriff’s Employee of the Year: Chief Deputy Jamison Reed Sykes
▪ Chapel Hill Firefighter of the Year: Master Firefighter James R. Spero
▪ Carrboro Firefighter of the Year: Driver Josh Asbill
▪ Citizen of the Year: Mark Kleinschmidt
▪ Jim Gibson Volunteer of the Year: Archie Daniel
▪ Town and Gown Award Recipient: Anna Wu
▪ Irene Briggaman Lifetime Achievement Award Recipients: Fred Battle and Rev. Dr. Robert Seymour
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