Hanoverians recognized for Valor
A Hanover County Deputy Sheriff was among those honored at the 29th Annual Valor Awards at the Greater Richmond Convention Center Wednesday. Deputy Sheriff Chris Kothe received a bronze Valor Award for his heroic actions in January, when he observed a large amount of smoke coming from the chimney area of a home and entered the home to alert the occupants, potentially saving several lives. Deputy Kothe also received a Lifesaving Award from the Virginia Association of Chiefs of Police on Wednesday. The Retail Merchants Association also honored the family of the late Hanover Fire/EMS Lt. Brad Clark, who died in the line of duty in October, and other firefighters injured in the tragic incident.