SOS Security is pleased to announce that Site Supervisor Amanda Henson was honored with the Ralph Day Security Officer of the Year Award at a ceremony during the ASIS 2018 Conference in Las Vegas, NV.

The Ralph Day Award was created to recognize the incredible acts of heroism within the security industry.  Bob Giordano, CPP, Chair, ASIS International Security Services Council (Pictured left), shares Amanda’s accomplishments with (left to right) Richard Chase, CPP, President ASIS International; Godfrey Hendricks, CPP, ASIS board of Directors; Amanda Henson, SOS Site Manager and award winner; Blair Brownyard, Crum and Foster Insurance and Award sponsor; and Christina Duffey, CPP, SVP and Regional Director.

“Amanda’s actions were nothing short of exceptional,” said SOS Security Chairman and CEO Edward B. Silverman, CPP. ”Her leadership, poise and life-saving response exemplify the heroics performed by security officers on the front line each day.”

In January 2018, an interviewee at her location in Ohio approached the security desk and collapsed to the floor. The officer at the desk immediately called 911. Amanda was also notified and quickly responded to the scene. When she arrived, she realized the victim was not breathing and immediately began CPR, called EMS again and ordered for the AED to be brought to the victim’s location. The AED was administered with no effect. Amanda continued CPR until EMS arrived and transported the victim to the local hospital. Later a police officer stopped to inform the team that the victim was alive and doing well thanks to their quick response and Amanda’s leadership.

“I am of very proud of Amanda,” said Christina Duffey, CPP, SOS Security SVP and Midwest Regional Director and 2018 ASIS International President-elect. “She used her training and leadership without hesitation to lead her team through actions that ultimately saved a life.”

ASIS International is the leading organization for security professionals worldwide. The ASIS International Security Services Council works in part to increase awareness of security’s its role in protecting people, property and information. Each year the Security Services Council honors one security officer in the United States with the Ralph Day Security Officer of the Year Award.

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(Left)  Award sponsor Blair Brownyard, Crum and Foster Insurance, presents the plaque to Amanda. 

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Founded in 1969, SOS Security is one of the largest privately-owned security companies in the U.S. with more than 12,000 security professionals working domestically and around the world through foreign regional joint ventures and strategic partnerships. A proven leader in the security and protective services Industry, SOS Security is headquartered in Parsippany, NJ and has offices throughout the United States and resources servicing over 100 countries. SOS Security’s business lines include executive/close protection (through subsidiary AS Solution) for Fortune 1000 corporate executives and high-profile individuals around the world; Investigative, and Management and Consulting Services. In addition, SOS Security provides highly qualified and trained security officers for clients in various industries such as: Technology/Communications; Government; Embassies and Consulates; Public Utilities; Education Facilities/Campus Security; Hospitality/Leisure/Hotels, Retail/Shopping Centers; Media/Entertainment; Commercial/ Residential Real Estate; Pharmaceutical/Healthcare/Hospitals; Manufacturing/Warehouse/Distribution; and Financial/Banking.