The overwhelming majority of the time, cops and firefighters do their job with little fanfare. They go to work on a regular basis to guard the general public, to take care of order and cope with emergencies as they come up.
There are cases, similar to in acts of heroism, when the highlight shines on cops and firefighters.
However neighborhood teams like Wyandotte Kiwanis No. 1000 acknowledges these people who might not have finished anybody factor over the course of the yr that attracts consideration to themselves, however slightly who honor their career by doing excellent work frequently.
That was the case just lately when Sgt. Robert Fitzpatrick, of the Wyandotte Police Division; and Lt. Joshua Rothe, of the Wyandotte Fireplace Division, had been visitors of honor at a Kiwanis banquet the place they got Police Officer and Firefighter of the 12 months awards.
Wyandotte Police Chief Brian Zalewski (left) congratulates Sgt. Robert Fitzpatrick upon being acknowledged by Wyandotte Kiwanis No. 1000 as Police Officer of the 12 months.
Fitzpatrick is a 20-year veteran who was employed as a police officer in August of 1998, after graduating from the Wayne County Regional Police Coaching Academy.
Throughout his time as a police officer he has been awarded quite a few awards and commendations for his superior work carried out, in addition to for main felony arrests. He is also the recipient of the Wyandotte Alternate Membership’s Officer of the 12 months Award.
Fitzpatrick serves as one of many division’s coaching officers. He’s a chemical weapons teacher, defensive ways teacher, Gracie Jiu-Jitsu martial arts teacher, and a discipline coaching officer.
Presently, he supervises the division’s Particular Operations Unit.
“This unit is comprised of accountable, hard-charging officers who take a reactive strategy to policing,” mentioned Police Chief Brian Zalewski. “They conduct undercover drug operations and have been chargeable for a whole bunch of arrests.”
Beneath Fitzpatrick’s route, this unit is chargeable for 1000’s of , property and autos seized for the aim of forfeiture. In line with Zalewski, these funds are repurposed again to the unit for buy of undercover autos, surveillance gear, officer safety gear, different objects wanted to help them in ridding the neighborhood of medicine, in addition to those that promote them.
“Sgt. Fitzpatrick is a mannequin police officer and supervisor and is extraordinarily deserving of this award,” Zalewski mentioned.
Wyandotte Fireplace Chief Daniel Wright (left) nominated Lt. Joshua Rothe for the Wyandotte Kiwanis No. 1000’s Firefighter of the 12 months Award.
Rothe has been with the Fireplace Division since March of 2006. He started his firefighting profession with the Woodhaven Fireplace Division.
He and his spouse, Rachel, have been married for seven years and have three sons: Dylan, Easton and Logan.
When he’s not on responsibility, Rothe enjoys taking part in softball, boating and fishing together with his sons, in addition to taking an lively position of their many extracurricular actions.
Fireplace Chief Daniel Wright calls Rothe one of many rising stars of the Wyandotte Fireplace Division.
“By diligence, onerous work, and a real ardour for his career, he has change into a pacesetter and constructive instance for the youthful firefighters, in addition to incomes the respect of these senior to him,” Wright mentioned. “Josh will little doubt take over sooner or later and lead this division.”