Morrisey to keynote Law Enforcement Appreciation Banquet


POINT PLEASANT —The fifth annual Mason County Law Enforcement Appreciation Banquet is returning Sept. 21 and will include the presentation of the Officer of the Year award. The keynote speaker at this year’s event is West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey.

The banquet is set for 6 p.m. at Trinity UM Church’s Christian Community Building. Organized by the Point Pleasant Rotary Club, it is meant to honor all Mason County Law Enforcement Officers for their dedication, hard work and sacrifices made to protect and serve the communities of Mason County.

Each officer and his family are invited to attend this event to be honored for their service and to help celebrate the announcement of the Officer of the Year Award. All law enforcement departments had the opportunity to nominate one of more law enforcement officers from either their own department or another department within Mason County for the award.

According to the Rotary club: “West Virginia has lost several law enforcement officers in the recent past that remind everyone of the dangers and risk that law enforcement officers face each day. The Point Pleasant Rotary Club wants to better educate the general public and our citizens of the risk and the dedication that each officer puts forth each day in performing their job.”

As for Morrisey, he was elected as the Attorney General for the State of West Virginia on November 6, 2012, and reelected to a second term Nov. 8, 2016. He was initially sworn into office on January 14, 2013. He is the first Republican to serve as Attorney General in West Virginia since 1933, and as a resident of Harpers Ferry, is also the first Attorney General from Jefferson County in the state’s history.

According to a biography from Morrisey’s office:

“Since becoming Attorney General, Morrisey has made fighting fraud, waste, abuse, and corruption a top priority of the Office. Shortly after taking office, he instituted a new policy for hiring outside counsel that has dramatically increased transparency and saved the state more than $4 million. He has also returned approximately $36.25 million in monies to the state and has brought in many millions more to state agency clients and consumers.

In practice since 1992, Morrisey worked on many high profile health care matters in private practice prior to serving as Attorney General, and possesses a broad array of experience on regulatory issues, Medicare, Medicaid, policy, fraud and abuse investigations, legislative matters, strategic counseling, and legal and policy challenges to federal statutes and regulations.

Between 1999 to 2004, Morrisey served as the Deputy Staff Director and Chief Health Care Counsel to the House of Representatives Energy and Commerce Committee, helping draft and negotiate major legislation, including the Medicare Modernization Act of 2003 and the Bioterrorism and Public Health Preparedness Act of 2002. Morrisey served as the principal liaison for the House of Representatives Energy and Commerce Committee on health care issues to the White House, the U.S. Senate, the House of Representatives, the Department of Health and Human Services and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

Morrisey graduated with honors from Rutgers College in 1989 earning Bachelor of Arts degrees in history and political science. He received a juris doctor from Rutgers Law School-Newark in 1992.

For more information or to buy tickets to the banquet, please contact Julia Schultz at 304-675-1333 or Larry Jones at 304-675-1300.

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Last September, Chief Deputy Dave Downing of the Mason County Sheriff’s Department was named Mason County’s Officer of the Year for 2016. He’s pictured second from left along with past Officer of the Year recipients Sgt. Forrest Terry and Cpt. Carl Peterson of the Mason County Sheriff’s Department and Sr. Trooper S.C. Allen of the West Virginia State Police. The 2017 Officer of the Year will be named later this month.
http://www.mydailyregister.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/24/2017/08/web1_9.16-PPR-Officer.jpgLast September, Chief Deputy Dave Downing of the Mason County Sheriff’s Department was named Mason County’s Officer of the Year for 2016. He’s pictured second from left along with past Officer of the Year recipients Sgt. Forrest Terry and Cpt. Carl Peterson of the Mason County Sheriff’s Department and Sr. Trooper S.C. Allen of the West Virginia State Police. The 2017 Officer of the Year will be named later this month.

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Morrisey to keynote Law Enforcement Appreciation Banquet

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