First recipient of ‘Charles P. Pray Award’
RCA Fellow Don Pfohl, W7LPA, received an award from the Oregon State Police on Feb. 5, 2008. Don has worked for OSP for more than five years and has worked on radio systems for OSP, ODOT, Department of Forestry, and Department of Corrections. Additionally, he has provided public safety communications leadership and technical expertise for the cities of San Francisco, California and Mesa, Arizona. He also serves on a national committee that is developing communication system standards.
Oregon State Police Superintendent Timothy McLain presented the first “Charles P. Pray Award” to Don, who is the technical project manager for the Oregon Wireless Interoperability Network (OWIN). The OWIN project is the Oregon’s initiative to consolidate four state agency public safety radio systems and enable interoperable voice communication with other public safety agencies across the state. The new OSP award recognizes department employees whose body of work or career accomplishments have a significant effect on the department and establishes positive state, national or international recognition.