QA’s dispatcher retires after 30 years
CENTREVILLE — After 30 years of serving the county as a full-time public safety dispatcher with the Queen Anne’s County 911 Center, Debra Shelton ser ved her final shift before Christmas.
With a career that began on Nov. 18, 1987, as an emergency communications dispatcher, Shelton always was a devoted employee and an advocate for the volunteer fire and emergency medical services of Queen Anne’s County, a proclamation read by Commissioner Steve Wilson stated during her final day at work on Saturday, Dec. 23.
Public safety dispatchers are nonsworn employees who receive emergency calls for law enforcement or emergency services, and dispatch the appropriate units for aid.
Shelton received the Maryland Insti- tute Emergency Medical Services Systems Star of Life Award, the Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials Team Award and the Emergency Numbers Systems Board Team Award in 2017.
“Debra’s hard work and dedication have earned her the respect of her community and fellow employees,” the proclamation stated.
Officially retiring Jan. 1, Shelton will leave the county with the title of public safety dispatcher-III.
“Debra has ably and reliably served the county and her community with an unfailing dedication to County-wide emergency communications,” the proclamation read.
Queen Anne’s County Commissioner Steve Wilson reads a proclamation thanking 911 Center Public Safety Dispatcher Debra Shelton for her 30 years of service to the county and its citizens during her final shift on Saturday, Dec. 23. Shelton will...
Queen Anne’s County Public Safety Dispatcher Debra Shelton with the 911 Center, holds up a proclamation thanking her for her 30 years of service to the county as she is to retire on Jan. 1.