Johnathan Grim knew something was different at work Friday when he came in and saw his family waiting for him.

The Red Lion resident was one of three employees with the York County Department of Emergency Services recognized Friday afternoon for their work in 2015 as part of National Public Safety Telecommunications Week. The awards were presented at the department building.

Grim, a mobile data computer administrator, was named Supervisor of the Year, and his family, including his wife and two young daughters, came out to support him.

"I wasn't expecting any of this, honestly," he said after the ceremony.

Grim, an employee there for six years, manages and supports computers in police vehicles in the county.

"It feels great, I'm very honored," he said.

Awards: County Commissioners Chris Reilly and Doug Hoke and 911 director Jacqueline Brininger presented the awards to Grim and two other winners, thanking them for their service in 2015. The awards were given out based on votes from employees. In addition to the awards, the three winners were given gift baskets with donations from local organizations.

Samuel Myers, 23, of Wellsville, was named Telecommunicator of the Year in front of his colleagues and friends. After only two years on the job, Myers was recognized by his co-workers for his work as an emergency dispatcher last year.

"It's from my peers," he said. "I'm grateful."

Myers was honored to receive the award but was quick to say that the job is a group effort of him and his co-workers.

"I'm appreciative of them and everything they do," he said.

Wei Leaman, administrative assistant for the Office of Emergency Management, was named Administrative Support Person of the Year. Leaman, of Hellam Township, has been an employee there for 14 years. She said she helps with the day-to-day activities in the office and had never been given the award until this year.

"It's very exciting," she said.

Like Myers, Leaman acknowledged her colleagues, saying there are other employees who deserved the award.

"I feel really lucky I can work here with all these people," she said.

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