Madelyn Creedon, NNSA Principal Deputy Administrator, recently recognized
Pantex Plant Security Police officers Jessie Longoria and Lt. Zach Mayo for
providing off-duty aid to a shopping mall security guard in disarming and
detaining an alleged assailant earlier this fall.
Creedon recognized the Pantex officers for risking their personal safety and
for helping to protect the public while being off-duty from Pantex.
Gary Wisdom, Senior Director of Pantex Safeguards, Security, and Emergency
Services, said Pantex security police officers are some of the best trained and
dedicated people within the NNSA enterprise. “That these two individuals risked
their personal safety to save others is consistent with what I know of both and
typical of the caliber and character of people we have protecting the Plant,” he
Pantex Security Police officers receive intense training which helped aid in
their swift response to the shopping mall incident. The Pantex officers are
uniformed individuals authorized to carry firearms and are able to make arrests
at Pantex without warrants. They are employed for the protection of special
nuclear material, or other government property.
About the photo:
Pantex Security Police officers Lt. Zach Mayo
(left) and Jessie Longoria were recognized by Madelyn Creedon during a recent
site visit. Each officer received a signature Pantex insignia ball cap as a
token of NNSA’s appreciation for their off-duty heroics.