Two G4S Security Officers Receive Top Award for Bravery and Professionalism
JUPITER, Fla., June 18, 2014
JUPITER, Fla., June 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --G4S, America's leading security
company, announces the winners of its annual Security Officer of the Year
Award, the highest honor for security professionals. For the first time, two
G4S Officers are receiving this top accolade.
G4S Officers Alexander Abaunza, Port St. Lucie, Florida and Jeff Demerath, St.
Louis, Missouri, are being honored for their professionalism and bravery
during separate incidents in 2013. Each proved themselves to be everyday
heroes and exemplified the qualities of a G4S Custom Protection Officer ®.
Officer Alexander Abaunza pulled a man from a burning car after it crashed
inside a gated community where he patrols. The G4S Officer risked his own
safety when he pulled the driver out of the vehicle. Abaunza's bravery gave
the man the best chance at survival. Unfortunately, the driver's heart attack
ended his life.
Officer Jeff Demerath helped police with information leading to the arrest of
a child rapist. Demerath stopped a suspicious car in a school parking lot
where the driver claimed he was a tennis instructor and the teenager in the
back seat was his student. Feeling something was not right, Demarath called
the police. After an investigation, the man was arrested and charged with sex
crimes. Given the nature of the alleged offenses, it is likely that Demerath's
actions prevented other children from harm.
Each year, G4S recognizes employees who best represent the company values of:
Customer Focus, Expertise, Performance, Best People, Integrity, Teamwork and
Collaboration, and Safety First. This year, G4S also recognized 22 employees
with a Value Award because they best exemplify these G4S values.
About G4S Secure Solutions
G4S Secure Solutions is the nation's leading security company providing a wide
range of security services and technology solutions. G4S expertise in
analyzing security needs and developing specialized programs enables customers
to reduce the total cost of ownership for security and related services, and
focus on quality improvement and risk reduction. For more information visit:
G4S is the leading global integrated security company specializing in the
provision of security products, services and solutions. The group is active in
more than 120 countries, and is the largest employer quoted on the London
Stock Exchange with more than 618,000 employees and has a secondary stock
exchange listing in Copenhagen. For more information on G4S, visit www.g4s.com
Contact: Monica Garcia, +1-561-818-8324, firstname.lastname@example.org
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