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Sergeant recognized for help with victim advocates, compassion toward children

April 27, 2006|by PEPPER BALLARD

A Washington County Sheriff's Department sergeant was recognized for his help with victim advocates and his compassion toward children Wednesday by the county Office of the State's Attorney's Victim Witness Unit, unit director Jill Ritter wrote Wednesday.

Sgt. Dennis Mummert, who is assigned to the department's judicial division at the Washington County Courthouse, was honored as part of the unit's recognition of national Crime Victims' Rights Week this week.

Ritter wrote that Mummert was recognized "for all of his assistance to the victim advocates. More importantly, for his compassion to children and concern to make them feel comfortable in the courtroom."

The unit is honoring at least one person a day who went "beyond the call of duty" to help victims of local crimes and their families.

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On Monday, a prosecutor, a Sheriff's Department investigator and a witness were recognized. On Tuesday, five Hagerstown Police Department detectives were recognized.

The unit receives nominations and makes decisions on who gets recognized based on how the nominee reached out to help, whether they made an impression on the victims or their families, and how they have expressed to them their understanding of what has happened and what will happen in the future, Ritter wrote.

Each honoree is recognized with a certificate of appreciation from State's Attorney Charles Strong and gets a donated breakfast and various gift donations from local establishments, Ritter has said.

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