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Alaska Police and Fire Chaplain Honored with Presidential Award


Alaska Police and Fire Chaplain Diane Peterson

Photo courtesy of the Alaska Police and Fire Chaplains' Ministries

ANCHORAGE, AK– Alaska Police and Fire Chaplain Diane Peterson was honored with the President’s Lifetime Achievement Award. This award is the highest honor a volunteer can receive from the White House and is granted to those who have achieved more than 4,000 hours of volunteer service in their lifetime.

“I’m very grateful for this recognition,” said Chaplain Peterson. “It is very fulfilling to not only support the brave men and women who serve our communities but to also be a source of strength and guidance for those going through difficult times in their life.”

Chaplain Peterson has been a volunteer with the Alaska Police and Fire Chaplains’ Ministries for more than 13 years. In her volunteer service, Chaplain Peterson has supported hundreds of first responders with emotional care and guidance, and has engaged in community outreach for suicide prevention and wellness across Alaska. In addition to receiving the presidential award, Chaplain Peterson was recognized with a specialty pin and congratulatory letter from President Barack Obama.


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