Proud To Serve Recipients - Brown & Brown with Fox 2 St. Louis

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Every month, Brown & Brown provides a check to be awarded to the recipient of Proud to Serve. Proud to Serve, a segment on Fox 2 News in St. Louis, highlights local heroes who have given both to their community and to their country. With strong ties to our community, Brown & Brown is proud to supports this recognition of men and women who have made a difference at home and beyond.

View all Proud to Serve videos using the playlist above, or click on the individual video links below:

  1. Ed Brown rewards Proud to Serve award recipient Sergeant Scott Roach for his work with M.A.D.D - Mothers Against Drunk Driving in Missouri.
  2. Ed Brown rewards Proud to Serve award recipient U.S. Navy veteran, Shelley Cade for her service on the USS McKee
  3. Ed Brown rewards Proud to Serve award recipient Frank Martinez for his service as a World War II veteran who also served in Korea & Vietnam
  4. Ed Brown rewards Proud to Serve award recipient Ed Rouson, a U.S. Navy veteran who gives his time at veterans events, including volunteering at the Jefferson Barracks bowling alley and serving as flag bearer and general at arms in parades and formal military events.
  5. Ed Brown rewards Proud to Serve award recipient  Captain Jeff Lane, who serves as fire captain of the Sauget Fire Department. When Jeff is off-duty, he can often be found serving on rescue and hazmat teams for St. Clair County. He performs confined space rescues and teaches space rescue classes. 
  6. Ed Brown rewards Proud to Serve award recipient Angela Graffen, an Air Force Reserves Chief who dedicates her time to disabled veterans.
  7. Brown & Brown rewards Proud to Serve award recipient Monroe Yancy, a paramedic and teacher who has trained more than 4,000 EMTs in the St. Louis area.
  8. Ed Brown rewards Proud to Serve award recipient Tara Edsall, a 20-year veteran of the St. Louis County police department whose work with survivors of domestic violence has made a profound impact in the lives of countless men, women, and children throughout the St. Louis area.
  9. Brown & Brown rewards Proud to Serve award recipient Kyle Sanders, a Metro West firefighter and paramedic, and coordinator for Stop the Bleed, a program designed to train teachers and administrators in trauma first aid.
  10. Brown & Brown rewards Proud to Serve award recipient Captain Jenna DeYong, the first female police officer on the Granite City Police Department 30 years ago, and has continued to serve the community ever since. She is the Park Commissioner, hosts Shop with a Cop and Coffee with a Cop events, coaches for Girls on the Run, and more.
  11. Brown & Brown rewards Proud to Serve award recipient Mike Barron, Chief Petty Officer for the U.S. Navy who spent more than 16 years in the Marines and U.S. Navy. As a civilian he spent decades working at the Chesterfield Police Department and the Frontenac Police Department
  12. Brown & Brown rewards Proud to Serve award recipient Ramon Santana, a former U.S. Army sniper who currently serves as an officer with the St. Louis County Police Department.  
  13. Brown & Brown rewards Proud to Serve award recipient, Darious Rutling. A five year veteran in the St. Louis Metro Police Department, Staff Sergeant Rutling’s unit works with children inside of schools, helping to provide support and work to change the perception many children have about the police. 
  14. Brown & Brown rewards Proud to Serve award recipient, David Williams, an Army veteran, a local teen mentor and entrepreneur. David served 8 years in the Army after surviving some of the toughest neighborhoods in St. Louis. David and his peers from 100 Black Men of St. Louis focus on mentoring, fundraising and giving back to their community. David has also started a local business called Grab N Go Trash which is a valet trash and recycling service that employs veterans. 
  15. Brown & Brown rewards Proud to Serve award recipient, Albert Nelson, a Marine veteran, who completed two, back-to-back tours in Vietnam before coming home to find his place as a helpful neighbor and thoughtful friend.
  16. Brown & Brown rewards Proud to Serve award recipient, Melissa Doss, the St. Peters Police Officer who started the Junior Citizens Police Academy, a program aimed at teaching kids aged 8-12 all about police work. Successful graduates of the academy are awarded with a BBQ, a tour of SWAT vehicles, and prizes from local businesses. Officer Doss donated her Proud to Serve Award money to the St. Peters Junior Citizens Police Academy.
  17. Brown & Brown rewards Proud to Serve award recipient, Sarah Hecht, assistant nurse manager at BJC and critical care nurse serving in the 131st National Guard Unit. Along with husband, Jake, a fellow first responder, Sarah works to balance community service with family life, and has managed to strike the ideal balance between the two. 
  18. Brown & Brown rewards Proud to Serve award recipient, Dave Tenorio, a St. Louis police officer who has recently recovered from COVID-19. Officer Tenorio, who serves our city in the traffic and motorcycle units of the SLPD, was hospitalized by the virus and eventually placed on a ventilator. With prayer and experimental treatment, Officer Tenorio’s life was saved and he has now been reunited with his loving family. 
  19. Brown & Brown rewards Proud to Serve award recipient, Tonya Tsiaklides, a paramedic at Cardinal Glennon who is also on a federal disaster response team. She has been deployed throughout the United States to help in times of greatest need, most recently returning from New York City where she was assisting patients suffering from COVID-19.
  20. Brown & Brown rewards Proud to Serve award recipient, Ken Kasten, assistant principal at Wentzville Middle School and Major in the Air National Guard. While vastly different in scope and responsibility, Major Kasten has found similarities between being a middle school administrator and a Major in the Air National Guard, namely in the communication and teamwork required to lead these two diverse groups.
  21. Brown & Brown rewards Proud to Serve award recipient, Paul Seemayer, a paramedic and firefighter with the Fenton Fire Department. 30 year ago, Captain Seemayer started volunteering with his local fire department. Having been with the Fenton Fire Department for 24 years, he helped start the CERT training program and takes great pride in his station, one of only 60 in the United States with international accreditation.
  22. Brown & Brown rewards Proud to Serve award recipient, Frederick Trice, a veteran of the Mehlville Fire Protection District with over three decades of experience. Mr. Trice serves as a Paramedic Lieutenant, Certified Community Paramedic, Field Training Officer, and Certified Flight Paramedic who knew, from an early age, that he was bound for a life of service. Considering his job a calling, Mr. Trice has served as Fire District Chaplain for most of his career, and has participated in various mission trips to provide medical aid for people in need.
  23. Brown & Brown rewards Proud to Serve award recipient, Lauren Tammaro, an Airforce Veteran who now works tirelessly as a teachers aide in O'Fallon.
  24. Brown & Brown rewards Proud to Serve award recipient, Dan Howard (Dan-Dan the Driving Man), for his work with the environment, the homeless, and veterans.
  25. Brown & Brown rewards Proud to Serve award recipient, Thomas Lambert, for his service to his country.
  26. Brown & Brown rewards Proud to Serve award recipient, Wayne Kaufman, for both his service and his continued commitment to his fellow vets.
  27. Brown & Brown rewards Proud to Serve award recipient, Henry Allen, for his service to our country and his commitment to helping ex-offenders transition back into daily life.
  28. Brown & Brown rewards Proud to Serve award recipient, Angie Stephens, for her service as a firefighter and her commitment to helping support fellow first responders.
  29. Brown & Brown rewards Proud to Serve award recipient, Nicholas Arnold, a veteran of the US Airforce and Army Reserves who now works with the Department of Defense.
  30. Brown & Brown rewards Proud to Serve award recipient, Emily Post, a former Marine and current police officer with the Sullivan Police Department.
  31. Brown & Brown rewards Proud to Serve award recipient, Austen Baker, a volunteer firefighter since the age of 16.

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