Security officers from AlliedBarton Security Services received 17 awards at ASIS International Greater Philadelphia Chapter's 2011 Private Security Appreciation Night.
Overall, 17 of the 25 security officers honored at the dinner and awards ceremony were from AlliedBarton and assigned to locations in Philadelphia and its suburbs.
AlliedBarton security officers receiving Awards for Valor were: Mahmoud Jaaa, who apprehended a knife-wielding attacker at the Mellon Independence Center's retail concourse level, 7th and Market Sts.; Corey Schettino, who saved several University of Pennsylvania students from being hit by a careening automobile on the sidewalk at 38th and Walnut Sts.; and Joseph Smith, who assisted in reviving an employee of Teva Pharmaceuticals in Malvern, PA, who had suffered a heart attack. Additional AlliedBarton officers receiving Valor Awards: Thomas Sesko, who helped save the life of a employee who went into cardiac arrest at Merck in West Point, PA; Gabriel Pomerantz and Eric Powell, who dissuaded a man from committing suicide at a parking garage at the University of Pennsylvania; and Jose Santiago, a certified EMT, revived a man who had taken a drug overdose at the Exton Square Mall in Exton, PA.
AlliedBarton security officers receiving Outstanding Performance Awards: Jennifer McGrath, assigned to the Plymouth Meeting Mall; David Keys, Drexel University; Joseph Fusco, Luther Babb, Lavon Stone and Edward Bowen, University of Pennsylvania; Alpha Diallo, 1515 Market St.; Greg Brewster, Drexel University; and Phil Trimmer and Tony Nixon, 1818 Market St.