Troy Plutschak first re­cip­i­ent of dis­patcher award

Times-Record - - Front Page - By ABBY AN­DREWS aan­drews@car­o­line­times­record.com

— 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.

PHOTO BY ABBY AN­DREWS

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...

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