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Public Safety employee earns presidential award

Left to right: Ray Buchanan (Post awards chairman), Bruce Dull, (Post Commander) and James Schiaffino (Post Adjutant). Buchanan and Schiaffino presented Dull with the e Presidential Volunteer Service Award.

TOWSON, MD — If you want to know how committed Public Safety employees are to their communities, just take a look at Bruce Dull.

His day job? Helping victims of crime in Maryland as a claims investigator for the Maryland Criminal Injuries Compensation Board. The board helps victims pay their bills, make up for wages lost, and when necessary, it helps cover funeral expenses.

The reason Dull is wearing the kilt? Dull is the commander of the Scottish-American Military Society, Post 1814, Baltimore. The society is similar to the VFW and the American Legion. As commander, he spearheads programs to help veterans with everything from having warm winter clothes, to clothes for interviews.

Dull is also a Buddy. As part of the “22 too Many” mission, Dull and members of his post check in on their fellow veterans once a month. The mission gets its name from a startling statistic: every day, about 22 veterans of all service eras commit suicide.

“Buddy Check is simply calling a veteran on the 22nd of each month to simply say hello,” Dull said, “And to let them know they are not alone. “

His selflessness has not gone unnoticed, not by his family at Public Safety, nor by the President of the United States of America.

On January 7, 2017, the Mid-Atlantic Region of the Scottish-American Military Society presented Dull with the Presidential Volunteer Service Award. The award recognized Dull’s more than 1,500 hours of service to our nation’s veterans. Dull was given both a White House Certificate and a Presidential Proclamation.

Public Safety congratulates Dull for his achievements and thanks him for his 18 years of service in the United States Navy, his efforts on behalf of veterans, and his dedication to the victims of crime in Maryland.