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Novi Police Officer helps couple rushed to get to wedding

Posted by: jgomori Posted date: August 14, 2020


Running late on their way to a wedding, a Romulus man and his wife were struggling to figure out how to tie a tie. So when they saw a Novi Patrol car on the side of the I-275 freeway, they pulled over and asked for help. Luckily for them, Novi Police Officer Kyle Smith, a […]

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Holland Police step up community help during pandemic

Posted by: jgomori Posted date: July 20, 2020


By Jennifer Gomori, POJ Editor When COVID-19 Stay at Home orders led to the cancellation of their fundraising country concert in April, Holland Police turned up the volume on their community service efforts. The concert is a major annual fundraiser for Holland Police Officers Association (HPOA), a local POLC unit. Community members and Holland Police […]

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Flushing Twp. Officer receives Life-Saving Award

Posted by: jgomori Posted date: November 15, 2019


Flushing Township Officer Brian Farlin was presented with a Life-Saving Award at the Flushing Township Board Meeting Nov. 14, according to a Flushing Township Police Facebook post. Officer Farlin was recognized for rescuing a 17-year-old female, who was trapped inside a burning home. Flushing City Officers and the Flushing Fire Chief were involved in the […]

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Mt. Morris Police rescue driver trapped underwater

Posted by: jgomori Posted date: November 12, 2019


By Jennifer Gomori, POJ Editor with excerpts from news media A Mt. Morris Police Officer dove into frigid water and rescued a 50-year-old man trapped inside his vehicle, which had flipped over and was submerged underwater Nov. 4. POLC-represented units Mt. Morris City and Mt. Morris Township Police responded around 12:15 p.m. to a 911 […]

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Chesterfield Twp. Police help rescue suicidal teen

Posted by: jgomori Posted date: November 12, 2019


Chesterfield Township Police and Firefighters are being credited with saving a suicidal teen’s life after a police pursuit. The teen drove into Lake St. Clair and a Chesterfield Township Officer jumped into the lake to rescue him. He was soon joined by other Chesterfield Township Officers and Firefighters in emergency water rescue gear. Chesterfield Township […]

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LEEP Dream Scholar makes national news in first year with Grand Rapids PD

Posted by: Jennifer Gomori Posted date: April 19, 2019


Grand Rapids Police Officer Austin Lynema is making a very good impression in his first year on the force. The three-time Law Enforcement Education Program (LEEP) Dream Scholarship recipient gathered a group of fellow Grand Rapids Police Officers and organized a belated birthday party for a local boy who was being bullied. None of the […]

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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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