Anne Arundel State's Attorney Frank R. Weathersbee has received a gubernatorial award acknowledging his contributions toward services for crime victims.
Weathersbee was recognized at a luncheon Friday for starting several victim assistance practices in his office and playing a key role in getting some implemented statewide.
His office's victim advocate, Shelda George, also was honored for starting an annual 5-K run in 1998 to establish an emergency fund to help victims. The event has raised about $17,000.
The award was named for E. Virginia Mahoney, who served in Baltimore County as the first victim assistance coordinator in Maryland, and who founded a similar federal office in 1985.
Mahoney died in December, two years after her stepdaughter was killed with two other employees at a Starbucks coffee shop in Washington.