Lohnes said he discussed the name with “a couple other prominent community members and business owners,” Clark County Sheriff Deborah Burchett and Major Chris Clark, who will be one person in charge of running the center.
“I haven’t heard from anyone that it’s a bad idea,” Lohnes said.
The other commissioners agreed and the county will now look into options for making the naming possible.
“I think it’s a wonderful idea. It honors our first responders. It honors someone who gave their life in the line of duty and it’s really what quick dispatching is all about, making sure that we protect those who respond and those we are responding to. I think it’s a great connection,” Commissioner President Melanie Flax Wilt said.
The new $5 million 9-1-1 communications facility is currently being built on Home Road in the former Clark County Department of Job and Family Services Children’s Home. The current 3,800-square-foot facility will be repurposed as an office and training facility while a 3,300-square-foot addition will house all 9-1-1 dispatch operations.
The center will house dispatching services for all Clark County emergency management personnel excluding Green Twp.