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A Washington County Sheriff's Investigator was honored for her continued commitments to the community at an event hosted by Assemblywoman Carrie Woerner on March 29, 2017 at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs.
Investigator Kristen Hardy was among at least twelve women including journalists, local business owners, non-profit organization directors, farmers and teachers recognized at the second annual Women of Distinction Awards Ceremony.
Assemblywoman Woerner noted that Investigator Hardy has helped solve several serious crimes and has shown dedication to combating abuse against woman and children. She also attends meetings for the local Domestic Violence Coalition and oversees the Sheriff's Explorer Post program through the Boy Scouts.
Investigator Hardy teaches the Rape Aggression Defense training program for women, is a member of the Washington County Safe Harbor team on human trafficking as well as a member of the CARE Center outreach program which helps educate schools on mandated child abuse reporting.
Assemblywoman Woerner further noted that Investigator Hardy's contributions have strengthened the community and protected a number of vulnerable community members.
Photo left to right - Sheriff Jeff Murphy, Assemblywoman Carrie Werner and Investigator Kristen Hardy.