Two resident state troopers, assigned to the Westminster barracks, received the Lay Person Award from the Maryland Association of Elementary School Administrators in a recent ceremony at their barracks.
Tfc. Richard L. Nash and Tfc. Gary R. Dorsey were nominated for the award by Dean F. Johnson, assistant principal of Carrolltowne Elementary School, for their presentations of elementary school safety programs.
Both troopers have been involved in D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) since its inception in the county in 1987 and elementary school safety programs since 1989.
The annual award is given to individuals who have made contributions to the quality of elementary education in Carroll County, Mr. Johnson said.