Police officer, firefighter of the year selected

Tommy Cook was selected Firefighter of the Year, and Oscar Valenzuela was named Police Officer of the Year today at the Fountain Valley Chamber of Commerce’s annual awards luncheon.

Each honoree was selected by his peers.

Fountain Valley Fire Chief Tony Coppolino said Cook has been described by fellow firefighters as a “genuine, caring individual” who “has a great attitude and pays attention to his job.”

Police Chief Dan Lllorens said Valenzuela transferred from the city of Beaumont to Fountain Valley and “we’ve been blessed ever since.”

Valenzuela is a veteran of the U.S. Navy.

At the same meeting, the Chamber named Beth Hambleton of Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center as the board member of the year.

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