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South Lyon PD grows beards to support Pigs 4 Wigs

Posted by: Jennifer Gomori Posted date: April 3, 2018


— By Jennifer Gomori, POJ Editor Residents may have wondered why South Lyon Police all seemed to be sporting beards in November and Officers were counting on residents asking them why. It’s because they joined forces with nine area police departments to benefit Wigs 4 Kids of Michigan, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that helps children […]

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Deputy helps save man trapped in burning car

Posted by: Jennifer Gomori Posted date: March 27, 2018


— By Jennifer Gomori, POJ Editor When Cheboygan County Sheriff’s Deputy Jeremy Runstrom arrived on the scene of rollover crash involving a 71-year-old man trapped inside his Ford Explorer, his quick response made all the difference in saving the victim’s life. “The vehicle was on fire already and two individuals were trying to kick the […]

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POLC returns DeWitt Officer to work

Posted by: Jennifer Gomori Posted date: November 21, 2017


A DeWitt Township Police Officer, who was fired for an off duty incident, was returned to work after the POLC fought on his behalf and won. An Arbitrator ruled there was insufficient evidence to support the Employer’s claim. During the course of the investigation, the Employer found the Officer was in possession of a service […]

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Royal Oak Sergeant saves woman trapped in burning car

Posted by: Jennifer Gomori Posted date: May 5, 2017


— By Jennifer Gomori, POJ Editor Royal Oak Police Sergeant Karly Wingart will be recognized by her department for saving the life of a Royal Oak woman trapped inside a burning car. “We like to recognize our officers for the outstanding work that they do,” said Royal Oak Police Lt. Keith Spencer. “The biggest thing […]

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POLC makes gains for reinstated department

Posted by: Jennifer Gomori Posted date: March 29, 2017


— By Jennifer Gomori, POJ Editor POLC representatives took a proactive approach to settling a new contract for Flushing Township Police. They negotiated and settled a bargaining agreement early with township officials, ensuring a steady transition with a newly elected board taking over in January 2017. Flushing Township Police contract will expire March 31, 2017, […]

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Otsego Deputy among 3 honored for saving life of 2-year-old

Posted by: Jennifer Gomori Posted date: September 28, 2016


— By Jennifer Gomori, with excerpts from NLEOMF, media reports and social media Otsego County Sheriff’s Deputy Justin Holzschu was one of three law enforcement officers recently honored by the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund (NLEOMF) for saving the life of a two-year-old boy. Holzschu, a POLC member, and Michigan State Police Troopers Jim […]

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POLC gets terminated Wyoming Officer his job back

Posted by: Jennifer Gomori Posted date: June 20, 2016


— By Jennifer Foley, POJ Editor with excerpts from mlive.com Bullying will not be tolerated. That’s the message the POLC sent and a terminated Wyoming Officer’s employers heard loud and clear after two arbitrations and a lawsuit. Wyoming Officer Eric Grunewald was reinstated to his patrol job at the end of 2015 following months of […]

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Junior Public Safety Academy brings public safety into the classroom

Posted by: Jennifer Gomori Posted date: June 17, 2016


— By Jennifer Foley, POJ Editor Introducing young kids to public safety officers on an up close personal level is one of the missions of a new Junior Public Safety Academy program being held at local Grand Haven elementary schools. Through interactive lessons in police and firefighter work, children at Mary A. White Elementary School […]

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Allegan County Deputies help needy families for the past 15 years

Posted by: Jennifer Gomori Posted date: April 5, 2016


— By Jennifer Foley, POJ Editor Residents of Allegan County might have been wondering why most of the Sheriff’s Deputies in their community were walking around with goatees in November and December 2015. The goal was to draw awareness and raise funds for Cops for Christmas. Every Deputy who participated in the Goatee Challenge contributed […]

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Quick South Lyon Police work leads to bank robber arrest

Posted by: Jennifer Gomori Posted date: December 2, 2015


— By Jennifer Foley, POJ Editor, with excerpts from news media A Lieutenant, Sergeant and Officer with South Lyon Police Department were awarded certificates of merit for their quick and diligent work, which resulted in the apprehension of the suspect in the Vibe Credit Union armed robbery in August. Lt. Chris Sovik, Sgt. Doug Baaki, […]

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