Cuyahoga County

Top Law Enforcement Awarded for Service

3/22/2013

Assistant County Prosecutor, Lisa Williamson Receives Prosecutor of the Year Award and Mikoyan Headen Receives Support Staff Member of the Year Award Officer Jeremiah Bullins, Westlake Police Department Receives John T. Corrigan Award


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 22, 2013

CLEVELAND-  Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Timothy J. McGinty will recognize the recipients of the Prosecutor of the Year and John T. Corrigan awards, two prestigious awards given annually to outstanding members of the law enforcement community, and will also recognize the recipient of the Support Staff Member of the Year Award. These awards will be presented today at 5:30 pm at Cleveland’s Harbor Inn, located at 1219 Main Avenue, in the Flats. 

Prosecutor McGinty said, “I am honored to award Assistant County Prosecutor and Chief of the Criminal Division Lisa Williamson as the 2013 Prosecutor of the Year; Mikoyan (Mickey) Headen as recipient of the Support Staff Member of the Year Award; and Officer Jeremiah Bullins, Westlake Police Department, as recipient of the John T. Corrigan Award. These individuals, through their steadfast dedication and service, have helped to keep the citizens of Cuyahoga County safe.”

Prosecutor of the Year

Lisa Williamson has been selected by her peers to receive the Prosecutor of the Year Award for being the Assistant Prosecuting Attorney who best exemplifies tenacity, integrity, and professionalism in the pursuit of justice. 

As an Assistant County Prosecutor, Lisa was hired in March of 1992. She has served in many of the units within the office such as the Child Support Enforcement Agency, Juvenile Justice Unit, General Felony Unit, Appeals, and Criminal Division. Lisa currently serves as the Criminal Division Chief.

In addition to being an outstanding Prosecutor, Lisa has exemplified an exceptional amount of professionalism in what she does. Lisa is an extraordinary prosecutor and liaison. She is pleasant, polite, and professional at all times. The number of appreciation letters and thank you notes found in Lisa’s personnel file are a true testament to everything Lisa gives not only to this office, but to the community in which we serve.

Support Staff Member of the Year Award

Mikoyan (Mickey) Headen has been selected by her peers to receive the Support Staff Member of the Year Award for being the staff member who best exemplifies outstanding dedication, integrity, and professionalism in service to the office of the Prosecuting Attorney.

Mickey was hired as a typist in 1993 by former Prosecuting Attorney Stephanie Tubbs-Jones. She was quickly promoted to higher positions for her diligence and knowledge of the office. Mickey currently serves as the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Office Payroll Officer. She has always been known for her pleasant demeanor and thoroughness when handling personal information for all 300+ employees. No matter what time of day it is, Mickey has always made herself available to colleagues. She is well respected and appreciated for her persistence and compassionate nature. She is also the person in the office who is willing to do whatever it takes and has and will always be a true asset. 

John T. Corrigan Law Enforcement Award

This award honors law enforcement officers who have, by example, led a life of service to the community. John T. Corrigan was the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor for 36 years. He was honest and had a reputation for prosecuting criminals fairly. 

For his distinguished law enforcement record, this year’s recipient is Westlake Police Officer Jeremiah Bullins.

Officer Bullins has been with Westlake Police Department for 5 years. He possesses all critical attributes of a superior officer. He is intelligent, formidable in his pursuit of justice, reasonable, practical, and has sound judgment. Officer Bullins has always maintained a professional and self-assured presence. He possesses the ability to take action even when off-duty. Officer Bullins recently handled the case of Defendant Scott Smith who in August 2012, carried a Maxpedition bag with a Glock 9mm semi-automatic pistol, 4 knives, and various medical supplies into a Westlake I-Max Theater. If it was not for the diligence and fast reaction of Officer Bullins, several patrons of the local movie theater could have been harmed. To say that this officer often goes “above and beyond the call of duty” would not begin to give him the credit he deserves.           

The awards will be presented tonight at the 44th annual Prosecutors’ Plaque Party, a combination award ceremony and roast for Assistant Cuyahoga County Prosecutors who have left the office within the last year.

Contact:  Maria (Pinzone) Russo, Public Information Officer, (216) 698-2819, cell (216) 299-9326 or mrusso@prosecutor.cuyahogacounty.us   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 22, 2013 CLEVELAND-  Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Timothy J. McGinty will recognize the recipients of the Prosecutor of the Year and John T. Corrigan awards, two prestigious awards given annually to outstanding members of the law enforcement community, and will also recognize the recipient of the Support Staff Member of the Year Award. These awards will be presented today at 5:30 pm at Cleveland’s Harbor Inn, located at 1219 Main Avenue, in the Flats.  Prosecutor McGinty said, “I am honored to award Assistant County Prosecutor and Chief of the Criminal Division Lisa Williamson as the 2013 Prosecutor of the Year; Mikoyan (Mickey) Headen as recipient of the Support Staff Member of the Year Award; and Officer Jeremiah Bullins, Westlake Police Department, as recipient of the John T. Corrigan Award. These individuals, through their steadfast dedication and service, have helped to keep the citizens of Cuyahoga County safe.” Lisa Williamson has been selected by her peers to receive the Prosecutor of the Year Award for being the Assistant Prosecuting Attorney who best exemplifies tenacity, integrity, and professionalism in the pursuit of justice.  As an Assistant County Prosecutor, Lisa was hired in March of 1992. She has served in many of the units within the office such as the Child Support Enforcement Agency, Juvenile Justice Unit, General Felony Unit, Appeals, and Criminal Division. Lisa currently serves as the Criminal Division Chief. In addition to being an outstanding Prosecutor, Lisa has exemplified an exceptional amount of professionalism in what she does. Lisa is an extraordinary prosecutor and liaison. She is pleasant, polite, and professional at all times. The number of appreciation letters and thank you notes found in Lisa’s personnel file are a true testament to everything Lisa gives not only to this office, but to the community in which we serve. Mikoyan (Mickey) Headen has been selected by her peers to receive the Support Staff Member of the Year Award for being the staff member who best exemplifies outstanding dedication, integrity, and professionalism in service to the office of the Prosecuting Attorney. Mickey was hired as a typist in 1993 by former Prosecuting Attorney Stephanie Tubbs-Jones. She was quickly promoted to higher positions for her diligence and knowledge of the office. Mickey currently serves as the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Office Payroll Officer. She has always been known for her pleasant demeanor and thoroughness when handling personal information for all 300+ employees. No matter what time of day it is, Mickey has always made herself available to colleagues. She is well respected and appreciated for her persistence and compassionate nature. She is also the person in the office who is willing to do whatever it takes and has and will always be a true asset.  This award honors law enforcement officers who have, by example, led a life of service to the community. John T. Corrigan was the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor for 36 years. He was honest and had a reputation for prosecuting criminals fairly.  For his distinguished law enforcement record, this year’s recipient is Westlake Police Officer Jeremiah Bullins. Officer Bullins has been with Westlake Police Department for 5 years. He possesses all critical attributes of a superior officer. He is intelligent, formidable in his pursuit of justice, reasonable, practical, and has sound judgment. Officer Bullins has always maintained a professional and self-assured presence. He possesses the ability to take action even when off-duty. Officer Bullins recently handled the case of Defendant Scott Smith who in August 2012, carried a Maxpedition bag with a Glock 9mm semi-automatic pistol, 4 knives, and various medical supplies into a Westlake I-Max Theater. If it was not for the diligence and fast reaction of Officer Bullins, several patrons of the local movie theater could have been harmed. To say that this officer often goes “above and beyond the call of duty” would not begin to give him the credit he deserves.           The awards will be presented tonight at the 44th annual Prosecutors’ Plaque Party, a combination award ceremony and roast for Assistant Cuyahoga County Prosecutors who have left the office within the last year. Contact:  Maria (Pinzone) Russo, Public Information Officer, (216) 698-2819, cell (216) 299-9326 or  

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