Bridge dedication ceremony held in honor of former Greene County sheriff

WAYNESBURG, Sept. 28 – A former Greene County sheriff was honored posthumously at a special bridge dedication ceremony today in Waynesburg.

State Rep. Pam Snyder, D-Greene/Fayette/Washington, said the ceremony included an official unveiling of the bridge’s new name in honor of Brian Tennant, who served as sheriff for two terms and saved several lives from a house fire 10 years ago. Tennant died last year at 35.

“Brian exemplified what it means to be a hero and to go above and beyond the call of duty,” Snyder said. “He served his community with honor and dedication, and this is just one way we can pay tribute to him and honor his memory.”

Snyder joined several family, friends and local officials at the bridge dedication ceremony, which took place near the intersection of South Porter and East Lincoln streets in Waynesburg near the newly dedicated bridge. A representative from state Senator Camera Bartolotta’s office also took part in the ceremony. Pastor Cristy Wise provided the invocation and the benediction was offered by the Rev. Dr. Lawrence Stratton from Waynesburg University.