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Telecommunicator of the Year jumps to aid of woman pulled from pool

Posted by: Jennifer Gomori Posted date: February 15, 2019


– By Jennifer Gomori, POJ Editor with excerpts from Grand Haven Tribune Just days after he was honored for his service as Telecommunicator of the Year nationally, Ottawa County Central Dispatcher (OCCD) Ryan Culver found himself in the midst of a rescue effort. Culver was honored Aug. 6, 2018 by NICE Corporation, the recording software […]

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POLC works with Grand Rapids to keep their own 9-1-1 operations

Posted by: Jennifer Gomori Posted date: February 1, 2019


— By Jennifer Gomori, POJ Editor with excerpts from mlive.com A plan to merge the City of Grand Rapid’s 9-1-1 system administration with Kent County’s was averted thanks in part to POLC Labor Rep. Jason Owen and local union president Michelle Benites’ efforts working with the City to show the move would not be cost […]

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Mt. Morris Officer saves elderly woman from fire

Posted by: Jennifer Gomori Posted date: January 8, 2019


– By Jennifer Gomori, POJ Editor with excerpts from news media A Mt. Morris Township K9 Officer’s quick thinking and action led to the rescue of an unconscious elderly woman trapped in her burning home. Bonnie Paschal, 78, survived and was released from the hospital in early December. Officer Blake Paulic was first on the […]

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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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