Sharp receives First Responder of the Year

Keesler Federal Credit Union honored a Wiggins Fire Department engineer last week as a First Responder of the Year.

WFD firefighter Clayton Sharp was presented with the award for his service to the community on Friday, October 1 in Wiggins.

Sharp was nominated for the award by Fire Chief Jody Hatten, who commended Sharp’s leadership and dedication.

“He has exceptional leadership skills,” Hatten wrote. “He’s motivational and always willing to give back to his community.”

Sharp said he was “speechless” when he found out he was being recognized as one of the first responders.