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Lighthouse Baptist Church honors local first responders

CHP Officer Teunissen receives annual award
Pleasanton Police Chief David Swing speaks during First Responders Sunday at Lighthouse Baptist Church.

Lighthouse Baptist Church recognized area law enforcement leaders and officers last month as part of the First Responders Sunday held each year at the historic church on Neal Street in downtown Pleasanton.

Pastor Bill Bryson presented the Lighthouse Baptist Church Honor Award to Officer Marti Teunissen, of the California Highway Patrol's Dublin office, during the Aug. 20 ceremony. The church's award honored Teunissen's "outstanding achievement and dedication to her duties."

Pastor Bill Bryson presents Lighthouse Baptist Church Honor Award to Dublin CHP Officer Marti Teunissen on Aug. 20. Photo courtesy Lighthouse Baptist Church

Other local authorities on hand included Dublin CHP Cmdr. Christopher Sherry, Dublin CHP volunteer Mike Sills, Tracy CHP Sgt. John Dyer, Dublin Police Chief Nate Schmidt and Pleasanton Police Chief David Swing.

"The event was a testament to the strong bond between the local first responders and the community. It is a great honor for the church to recognize the hard work and service of these brave men and women who put their lives on the line every day to protect the community," church officials said. "All guests were personally greeted and thanked by members and attendees of the church."


About the Author: Jeremy Walsh

Jeremy, a Benicia native and American University alum, joined Embarcadero Media in November 2013. After serving as associate editor for the Pleasanton Weekly and, he was promoted to editor of the East Bay Division in February 2017.
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