2 From Lake County Receive Public Safety Hero Award

Two Lake County first responders are among those named by U.S. Rep. Mike Thompson as recipients for the Fifth Congressional District Public Safety Hero Award. The annual awards are given to exceptional law enforcement officers and first responders for their heroism, dedication to safety, and service to our community. Fire Capt. Richard Lawler, Cal Fire, Clearlake Oaks Fire Station. was recognized because he played significant roles in the Tubbs, Pawnee, and Mendocino Complex fires. Elona Porter, evidence technician supervisor and lead crime scene investigator for Lake County Sheriff’s Office was recognized for for her exceptional standards ub assisting investigations.