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Public safety standouts honored
The best of Ceres' finest were honored Saturday evening at the annual Law & Order Night sponsored by Ceres American Legion Post 491.

Each year the veterans' group hosts the Ceres Department of Public Safety to honor Ceres' police and fire personnel who have shown commitment and dedication to their community, as well a distinguished service and leadership within their profession. Nominations were made by peers of the Public Safety employees and a final vote decided by the Legion Post.

Honored this year were:

• Police Officer of the Year: Sgt. Rick Collins;

• Firefighter of the Year: Captain Dan Foster;

• Reserve Firefighter of the Year: Kenny Burrows;

• Support Person of the Year: Theresa Tejeda.

• Reserve Police Officer of the Year: the late Bob Panos. The award was accepted by Panos' children, Jason Panos and Katie Hill. Panos passed away unexpectedly in January at his home.