Several members of the Southlake Police Department were honored yesterday with the Patriot Award. The award was presented by a representative of the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), a group that was established in 1972 to show their appreciation to supervisors who support employees who continue serve their country in the National Guard and Reserves.
Detective Robert Briggs, who is a member of the Army Reserves, nominated his supervisors, Police Chief Stephen Mylett, Sergeant Mike Dunn and Lieutenant Cynthia Tripp for the Patriot Award.
The Patriot Award reflects the efforts made by supervisors to support Citizen Warriors through a wide-range of measures including flexible schedules, time off prior to and after deployment, caring for families and granting leaves of absence if needed. Police Chief Mylett said, “As a veteran myself, it is an honor and a privilege to assist Officer Briggs and any employee who continues to serve their country in this capacity. The recognition belongs to Officer Briggs; however, I am truly humbled and honored to receive this award.”
Police Chief Mylett, Sgt. Dunn and Lt. Tripp all received a plaque, a medallion that reads, “Extraordinary Support, Army Reserve Employer”, and a flag displayed in a glass frame.
ESGR has served our country for more than 40 years, fostering a culture in which all employers support and value the employment and military service of members of the National Guard and Reserve in the United States. These citizen warriors could not defend and protect us at home and abroad without the continued promise of meaningful civilian employment for themselves and their families. Together, We All Serve!
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