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Hero of the Week: Lauren Dickenson


Throughout the week, our ACC Team searches through emails and news articles looking for someone who deserves to be the Hero of the Week… Find out how you can nominate a Hero of the Week at the bottom of the page.


Over Father’s Day weekend, we received an email from Adam Dickenson who wanted to nominate his father as an ACC Hero. Adam writes:

Hello Kix,

My dad, Lauren Dickenson, has been a dispatcher with the Tompkins County Department of Emergency Response for 31 years. His dedication to that job is outstanding. My father, even at age 60, is always ready to jump into action when a call comes in, even when he’s at home.

Recently, a neighbor needed help with a family member dealing with a mental health issue. And, my father, in the middle of the night, went over to help with the situation.

When he’s not at work with the emergency response team, he works with the Groton Fire Department as a first responder. He is my idol and that is why I’ve chosen to follow in his footsteps and become a firefighter. I just want to recognize his work and let him know that it does not go unnoticed.

Thanks, Kix!


Kix’s Response:

Well, there is nothing more important than being a good example to our kids. You may not think they are watching or paying attention, but they are. And, clearly Lauren Dickenson has set a great example for his son.

So, Adam, thank you for sharing your father’s story.




Nominate a Hero of the Week

Now, we want to know who has made a difference in your life. Nominate a local firefighter, police officer, EMT or someone who is serving our country in the military. It could even be a neighbor, family member or friend who lent a crucial helping hand. Let us know all about the person who you feel is a real life hero by emailing us here and please feel free to send us a picture!

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