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Bronx School Safety Agent Award Recognition Dinner

Protecting students and staff
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Proud honorees with NYPD officials and event organizer Perez-Gonzalez (front row
School Safety Supervisor Deshawn Woodford and Brian Caballero show off their awa

Twenty-two Bronx school safety workers were recognized for their service at the UFT Bronx borough office’s sixth annual School Safety Agent Award Recognition Dinner on June 1. School Safety Supervisor Deshawn Woodford and Agent Brian Caballero received the Vincent Sica Award for apprehending a man in an AMBER Alert abduction of his 2-year-old daughter in February. Woodford said it was “a wonderful thing” to be recognized. “A lot of people don’t understand the job or what we are capable of doing,” she said. UFT Environmental Health and Safety Liaison Susan Perez-Gonzales began organizing the annual event six years ago to honor the work of safety agents in keeping school buildings safe. “They take care of the kids and they also take care of the staff in the building,” she said. Two agents from each Bronx school district receive service awards each year. “I love seeing their faces when I go to every school and notify the safety agents,” said Perez-Gonzales. “They don’t believe me most of the time and then they are just so happy — and even happier the day of the dinner with families and colleagues.”

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