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Read about our heroes who are commended for their courage, outstanding achievements and noble qualities
Allied Universal Security Professional Christian LaCour has been posthumously awarded the 2023 Ralph Day Memorial Security Officer Heroism Award for his heroism during the mass shooting event at the Allen Premium Outlets in May 2023. He lost his life after escorting one patron to safety and returning to aid others.
“Christian moved in danger’s direction to protect others – the definition of a hero. His heroic efforts helped save lives, and that will never be forgotten. I and the entire Allied Universal team honor him, and he will forever be a shining example of heroism for others to follow,” said Global Chairman and CEO Steve Jones.
Christian’s parents accepted the award on his behalf. Christian will forever be a member of our team and we will never stop saying his name. Watch award presentation.
On a morning in September 2023, Security Professional Chris was patrolling a corporate parking garage in Texas when he noticed smoke and flames coming from an occupied vehicle belonging to one of the building's employees.
He alerted the employee to the fire; however, in her state of shock, she did not immediately exit the burning vehicle. Instead, she attempted to remove items from it. Security Professional Chris guided her out of her car and away from the fire. After dialing 911, he attempted to put out the fire using a fire extinguisher while keeping others away from the scene until the fire department arrived.
In August 2023, Security Professional Jackie received a phone call from an employee at the warehouse where she provides security. The employee indicated she felt ill and thought she might pass out in the restroom. Security Professional Jackie and Security Professional Tracy arrived at the restroom and found the employee vomiting with erratic breathing. When the victim lost consciousness, the security professionals immediately called 911. While Security Professional Jackie remained on the line with the dispatcher, Security Professional Tracy performed chest compressions on the victim.
Thanks to their actions, the victim regained consciousness and was transported to a local hospital by paramedics. Security Professional Tracy credited Allied Universal’s CPR training for giving her the confidence and skills needed to save the employee’s life.
Ohio branch team members volunteered for the Near Northside Emergency Material Assistance Program (NNEMAP) food pantry. The team helped set up a food pantry’s fundraising event and more than 30 branch employees collected and delivered non-perishable food items and hygiene products to the NNEMAP food bank. Project THERE allows team members to get involved and positively impact their community.
Handler Jesikah and her canine partner, Justin, are part of MSA's nationwide Explosive Detection Canine Teams. Jesikah, a former military police officer, was chosen for specialized canine training, developing a passion for dog work. Transitioning to MSA Security, they now screen cargo under the U.S. Transportation Security Administration's Third-Party Canine Program, contributing crucial security maintenance with canine screening's speed advantage. Despite their busy days, Justin's work energy remains high, resulting in a productive and enjoyable workday for the duo. MSA is an Allied Universal company. Read more here: https://www.msasecurity.net/security-and-counterterrorism-blog/detection-dog-spotlight-jesikah-and-justin