The 5th District Community Relations Award Ceremony took place on Thursday, October 17th at 6 pm.
Community members, awardees and elected officials gathered at Cleveland Job Corps, 13421 Coit Road in Cleveland for an evening of celebration.
Attendees were welcomed by Commander Sammy Morris and led in prayer by Rabbi Wolf, Cleveland Police Chaplain. Remarks were made by The Honorable Mayor Frank G. Jackson, Director of Public Safety-Michael McGrath, Chief of Police-Calvin D. Williams and Executive Director of Community Relations-Grady Stevenson.
Officers who received the Special Commendation Award have distinguished themselves by improving an administrative or tactical procedure within the Division of Police, fostering a successful community affairs program, or performing a valuable police service that demonstrates special diligence or perseverance.
Officers and community members who received the Commander’s Commendation Award were recognized for an act or acts that represent diligence to duty and the furthering of law enforcement ideals.
The Citizen Pin Award is awarded to civilians who contribute significantly to the furtherance of law enforcement in the City of Cleveland and was awarded to Angela Washington who helped two young children involved in a terrible assault.
The Cleveland Police Foundation awarded Harriett Hadley, Patrol Officer Sabrina Walker and Malinda Rivers of Open Pitt BBQ with the Community Service Award for their outstanding community service. Also recognized was Ward 7 Observer writer Angela Bennett who received the Community Relations Board Award.
Council Awards were given to residents who exemplified great leadership and volunteered for community events throughout the year. Councilman Basheer Jones recognized Ward 7 resident Denise Dawson.
The Ward Seven Observer congratulates all awardees for your continued service and commitment to bettering the community.