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Deputy is Safety Advocate of the Year

Posted on 05/07/15

May 7, 2015, Monroe, NC – Union County Sheriff’s Deputy Jonathan Philemon has received the 2015 NC Child Passenger Safety Advocate Award by the NC Governor's Highway Safety Program and the NC Child Passenger Safety Training Program. Deputy Philemon serves as a traffic enforcement deputy in Indian Trail.

“It was a great honor and surprise to receive this award,” said Deputy Philemon.

Deputy Philemon was nominated, unknowingly, by Kim Karpovich of CMC Union and Windi Henderson of the Hemby Bridge Volunteer Fire Department. He was nominated for his participation in rebuilding the Safe Kids/Communities of Union County.

Deputy Philemon also helped to start six car seat checking stations as well as the Diversion Program the District Attorney uses to ensure kids are properly restrained and parents are correctly educated on car seat installation and use.

The award was presented on behalf of the Department of Insurance, NC Governor's Highway Safety, Safe Kids/Communities of NC, NC Child Passenger Safety Training Program and BuckleUpNC.org.