Troy Plutschak first recipient of dispatcher award
— Dispatcher Troy Plutschak is the first recipient of the Caroline County Department of Emergency Services’ newly-created Curtis L. Harvey Telecommunicator of the Year Award.
Steve Hurlock, communications division chief, said Plutschak was chosen in April by his colleagues for the award.
“We asked the dispatchers to pick a worthy recipient, and Troy was picked by his peers,” Hurlock said at the Caroline County commissioners’ meeting Tuesday, May 30.
The award was named for the late Curtis Harvey, a 17-year veteran and former chief of the department’s communications division, with his family’s blessing, Hurlock said.
Though this was the first time the award has been given, Plutschak, a shift super visor, has deserved such an honor for a long time, Hurlock said.
“He’s an employee you can turn to,” Hurlock said.
Plutschak has managed the dispatcher schedule for the past three years and was instrumental in the department’s upgrade to a new radio system last year, Hurlock said.
On top of that, Plutschak is always willing to pick up extra duties when needed and regularly volunteers for training opportunities, Hurlock said.
Plutschak received a plaque and a gift card, Hurlock said, and his name and picture will go on a plaque that will hang permanently in the dispatch center.
Dispatcher Troy Plutschak, second from left, was recognized by the Caroline County commissioners Larry Porter, Dan Franklin and Wilbur Levengood at their meeting Tuesday, May 30, for recently being named the first recipient of the Caroline County...