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Security Officer of the Year 2020

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The Sunstates Security Officer of the Year award is always exciting to announce.  For 2020, we had 17 nominations from across the country.  While they are all terrific, hard-working employees, only one can receive the honor of being the Security Officer of the Year.  Below are the winner and runner-up from 2020.

Security Officer of the Year:

Security Officer of the Year 2020 Sunstates Security CompanyCharles Launderville, Patrol Sergeant: Southport, NC.

On Friday, October 25, 2019, at approximately 1640 hours, the main gate monitored a 911 medical call for an unconscious male. The male was riding a bicycle when he collapsed after having an apparent heart attack. The main gate dispatched a patrol to the location. Sgt. Chuck Launderville responded to the call and was on the scene in minutes. Upon arrival, a member of the Fire Department was on scene and was preparing to begin CPR. The male had no pulse and was not breathing at this time. Sgt. Launderville returned to his vehicle and retrieved the AED. Sgt. Launderville connected the AED, analyzed him, and it suggested shock. A shock was delivered, and CPR was resumed. After a series of CPR actions, Sgt. Launderville examined the patient once again with the AED, and a shock was suggested. A second shock was delivered to the patient, and CPR continued until the arrival of the EMS. Before transporting the patient to the hospital, he was breathing and had a pulse.

He was in a severe condition for the next several weeks, and his outcome was unclear. The security team stayed in constant contact with the family as to his progress, and after several weeks of care, he was able to return home. The patient requested to meet the officer that saved his life. It was a very emotional meeting, and they have stayed in contact to this day.

Officer of the Year Runner-Up:

Denver CO, Security Officer- Sunstates Security CompanySonia Miller, Security Officer:  Denver, CO.

On March 11, 2019, Sonia was at the end of her shift and her fellow officer was there to relieve her.  Returning from her final patrol, the other officer was acting a bit out of sorts.  After observing him, Sonia quickly identified the symptoms of a stroke.  She did not hesitate to contact 911, and due to her swift thinking, he was able to receive the necessary care.  It was later made known that the officer had experienced a severe stroke and would require extensive medical assistance.  Had Sonia not been as observant, she may have left the site without concern, but being the vigilant, exceptional officer she is, she was able to save the life of her fellow officer.

Both Sunstates officers received a plaque and a check for their incredible work.

Congrats and a big thanks to not only these officers, but to all our Security Officers.  Without your dedication and drive, we would not be the company we are today.

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Antoine Worsley Recipient of 2016 Ralph Day Security Officer Heroism Award

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Antoine Worsley

Antoine Worsley

Raleigh, N.C.-The ASIS International Security Services Council is pleased to announce that the 2016 Ralph Day Security Officer Heroism Award recipient is Officer Antoine Worsley of Sunstates Security.

Officer Worsley works at a high-rise facility in downtown Raleigh, N.C. as a third shift full-time officer. He has a tremendous work ethic and has shown himself to be capable of going above and beyond the call of duty on numerous occasions.

On January 12, 2016, Officer Worsley responded to a fight in front of the building where he is assigned.  A male was on the ground surrounded by three other males who were punching and kicking him.  It was discovered that the fight was prompted by a prior robbery attempt made by the male on the ground against one of the other males.  Security Officer Worsley observed the altercation and went outside to announce that everyone should “go their separate ways”. The male who was on the ground got up and turned around after separating and ran behind one of the other males and began to stab him with a knife multiple times. Police and EMS were called and Officer Worsley announced to the men that the police were on their way.  The male with the knife still had the knife in hand and rose up in a stabbing position making threats towards other individuals in the area.  Security Officer Worsley approached the male from behind and grabbed

his wrist/arm holding the knife and forced him to drop the knife.  The male was detained until police arrived and EMS assisted the injured. The medics later advised that one of the wounds suffered was near fatal and any additional wounds could have resulted in death.

The victim later recovered and returned to the site to thank Officer Worsley. He stated “If it weren’t for Officer Worsley, I might not be here.”

On behalf of our entire council, and our Ralph Day Award committee, we are honored to recognize Officer Worsley for this selfless act of heroism”, Security Services Council Chair Eddie Sorrells commented.  “We received many nominations this year that once again highlighted the professionalism and dedication of Security Officers across this country, and around the globe, that go to work each day with the commitment to do whatever it takes to serve their clients, visitors, and the general public”.

Officer Worsley will be formally presented this Award at the 62nd Annual ASIS International Seminar and Exhibits in Orlando, FL in September.  Sponsored by Council Member Bruce Brownyard and Brownyard Programs Ltd., Officer Worsley will receive a $5000 check, travel to Orlando, and a plaque recognizing his actions.

The Security Services Council established the Ralph Day Security Officer Heroism Award to honor a deserving security professional who performs outstanding service/acts in the security profession. It is named for Ralph D. Day, CPP, a highly regarded figure in the security industry and a long-time member of and contributor to ASIS International.

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August 18th, 2016 at 7:53 pm