2020 Firefighter and Police Officer of the Year recipients recognized

Officer Jason Asbury, American Legion NE Post 630 Commander Jim Meyers, Mayor Marc Sirkin, Firefighter Scott Reed  Officer Jason Asbury, American Legion NE 630 Post Commander Jim Meyers, Firefighter Scott Reed

 (pictured: Officer Jason Asbury, American Legion NE Post 630 Commander 
Jim Meyers, Mayor Marc Sirkin, and Firefighter Scott Reed)
 (pictured: Officer Jason Asbury,  American Legion NE Post 630 Commander 
Jim Meyers, and Firefighter Scott Reed


(November 13, 2020 - Blue Ash)

Two Blue Ash first responders have been named the 2020 Firefighter of the Year and the 2020 Police Officer of the Year in the fourth annual Safety Awards presented by American Legion NE Post 630. 

Blue Ash Police Officer Jason Asbury was designated the 2020 Police Officer of the Year and Scott Reed was chosen as the 2020 Firefighter of the Year.

Officer Jason Asbury is a Milford High School graduate, who served in the U.S. Army and the Ohio National Guard. He was deployed in peacekeeping efforts in Egypt, Kosovo, and in support of the Global War on Terrorism in Iraq and Afghanistan. He was hired by the City of Blue Ash in 2009 – while still in the Police Academy. He passed the state exam and started the Field Training process in January 2010. Officer Asbury became a field-training officer in 2013, a member of the Firearms Training Unit in 2014, and a member of the H.C.P.A. SWAT team in 2015. He was selected by the Sergeants and Command Staff for showing exemplary dedication to his work in those duties and for his contributions to the Police Department and the community. 

Firefighter Scott Reed began his career with the City part-time in 2014 and earned a promotion to full-time in 2017. Scott has been selected for his meritorious performance of duty, particularly for his philanthropic work. In September, he organized the 9/11 National Stair Climb for Fallen Firefighters, in which firefighters, police officers, and members of the public climbed the equivalent of 110 floors at the Summit Park Observation Tower. He also organized the visually stunning Light the Night tribute to fallen firefighters, in which the Summit Park Observation Tower and Great Lawn were illuminated in red. Scott also worked with the restaurants at Summit Park on a “Fill the Boot” donation campaign. These events benefitted the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation. Reed also organized a successful blood drive at Summit Park, a “wear pink” campaign for Breast Cancer Awareness, and an effort to obtain a large American flag, which has been proudly flying from the aerial ladder at events and ceremonies.

The Officer of the Year and Firefighter of the Year Safety Awards were presented at last night’s City Council meeting by American Legion NE Post 630 Commander Jim Meyers and Mayor Marc Sirkin.

The Blue Ash Safety Award winners are given a plaque and their names are added to a Perpetuity Award plaque each year.