Ohio Patrolmen's Benevolent Association
Inside Information – Spring 2017
Mar 07, 2019

Brecksville

  • John A. Chrisopulos was promoted to Sergeant on 2/7/2017.
  • Many Brecksville Officers, along with Mayor Hruby and City Prosecutor DiGeronimo, participated in the department’s “Beards in Blue” fundraiser which raised $2,200 for the local “Shop with a Cop” program. (picture on CD)

Brookfield Township

  • Ralph E. Marchio, Jr. was promoted to Corporal on 1/1/2017.

Chagrin Falls

  • Chief James T. Brosius retired on 8/19/2016 with 22 years of service. Congratulations and enjoy the grandkids.
  • Amber M. Dacek was promoted to Chief on 8/22/2016. Congratulations
  • Jason D. Weiskopf was promoted to Lieutenant on 8/22/2016.
  • Scott R. Safenovitz was promoted to Sergeant on 12/12/2016.

Cuyahoga County Sheriff’s Department

  • Congratulations to Officer Chris Harsey and his future wife Teandra on the birth of their beautiful baby girl Ava Leanne Harsey born on 10/22/2016. (picture on cd)
  • Congratulations and best wishes to Officer Will Winkel on his marriage to Bridgette on 11/5/2016. (picture on cd)
  • Congratulations to Officer Brandon Blevins and Wife Kelly on the birth of their beautiful baby girl Isabella Marie born on 11/12/2016. (picture on CD)
  • Leo M. Keglovic was promoted to Corporal on 9/5/2016.

Delaware County 911

  • Patrick J. Roberts was promoted to Tour Commander on 11/19/2016.

Geneva

  • Welcome aboard new Part-time Officer Robert VanAkin hired 9/6/2016.

Genoa Township

  • Shawn M. Combs was promoted to Sergeant on 1/21/2017.
  • James D. Denman was promoted to Sergeant on 1/21/2017.
  • Richard L. Lyon II was promoted to Lieutenant on 1/21/2017.
  • James B. McMillin was promoted to Lieutenant on 1/21/2017.
  • Russel V. Ciballi was promoted to Deputy Chief on 12/1/2016.

Howland Township

  • Nicholas L. Roberts was promoted to Chief on 1/2/2017.
  • On 1/3/2017 Chief Paul Monroe retired from Howland Township P.D. with 31 years of service to become the Sheriff of Trumbull County.

Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office

  • Edward Pfouts was promoted to Sergeant Turn Commander on 8/22/2016.
  • Chris Vinci was promoted to Sergeant at the Ncarcotics Task Force on 8/22/2016.
  • Sergeant Matt Henderson and Kristina Vandyke celebrate the birth of their second son, Brandle Michael Henderson born on 12/28/2016 weighing 5 lbs 8 oz. The healthy baby boy was named in remembrance of Matt’s partner Michael Brandle E.O.W. 5/21/2016.
  • Congratulations to Sheriff Fred J. Abdalla on winning yet another election. After 31 years as Sheriff of Jefferson County the people have spoken and elected him for another 4 years.  Working for Sheriff Abdalla has been an honor and a privilege for the past 18 years when he gave me a job in the jail.  He has dedicated his life to the service of people of this county even before he was selected Sheriff in 1985.

Kirtland

  • Lance Nossie was promoted to Lieutenant on 11/9/2016.  Congratulations.

Lake County Sheriff’s Office

  • Dispatcher Kelly Bajc was promoted to Sergeant in September 2016.  Congratulations.
  • Dispatcher Eric M. Higham was promoted to Dispatch Sergeant on 9/29/2016.  Congratulations.
  • Major Charles Calwell retired in February 2016 with 30 plus years with the Sheriff’s Office, almost 50 years total in Law Enforcement.
  • Kay Garden retired in November 2016 with 30 years of service.
  • After a short battle with brain cancer, Dispatcher Jeff Betteley passed away in November, 2015.  He leaves behind a wife and two small daughters.  Jeff was a terrific person and is missed very much by all that knew him.
  • We celebrate Dispatcher Jamie Shahan as a breast cancer survivor.  She has undergone a couple of operations and completed a series of treatments.  We continue to wish her well.
  • Dispatcher Susan Alderman is battling inoperable cancer with the assistance of Hospice Care.  We encourage all to visit her “gofundme” page and ask that she be held in prayer during this difficult time.

Liberty Township

  • Michael A. Shuster was promoted to Sergeant on 12/1/2016.  Congratulations.

Louisville

  • Brandon L. Allensworth was promoted to Lieutenant on 11/23/2016.  Congratulations.

Madison Village

  • Jeff Butrum was promoted from part-time to full-time Officer in January 2017.  Congratulations.
  • Welcome aboard to new part-time Officer Sara Grybos.

Medina County Sheriff’s Office

  • David M. Pries was promoted to Patrol Sergeant on 12/16/2016.  Congratulations.
  • Todd A. Heckel was promoted to Patrol Sergeant on 12/16/2016.  Congratulations.

Mentor on the Lake

  • Congratulations to part-time Officer Kevin Watts who recently resigned his commission at the Mentor on the Lake Police Department to take a full-time job with the Richmond Heights Police Department.  Our loss is their gain.  Good Luck Kevin!  Be Safe!
  • Congratulations to Patrolman Kyle Curtner and Patrolman Clay Braidic on being hired to the part-time ranks of Patrol Officer.  Good Luck and Stay Safe!

Morgan County Sheriff’s Office

  • Douglas J. McGrath was promoted to Sheriff on 1/2/2017.  Congratulations.
  • Terry E. McGrew was promoted to Deputy Chief on 1/9/2017.  Congratulations.
  • Thomas C. Jenkins Sr retired as Sheriff on 1/2/2017 with 20 years of service.
  • Bradley Z. Bond retired as Lieutenant on 1/2/2016 with 24 years of service.

Niles

  • Congratulations to Chief Jaisan A. Holland on his most recent promotion to Chief on 2/1/2017.  Chief Holland began working at Niles Police Department in August of 2000.  He was promoted to Lieutenant in January 2006 and to Captain in November 2011.

Norton

  • Dennis M. McDonald was promoted to Sergeant on 1/4/2017.
  • Larry A. Lane was promoted to Sergeant on 1/4/2017.

Portage County Sheriff’s Office

  • Bryan J. Pratt was promoted to Sergeant on 12/5/2016.

Shaker Heights

  • John J. Pizon was promoted to Sergeant on 12/6/2016.
  • We would like to extend our condolences to retired Chief D. Scott Lee who lost his battle with Cancer on 12/28/2016.

Southwest Summit Communications

  • Michael Emmerson was promoted to Lead Dispatcher on 11/7/2016.
  • Steve Tomcsik was promoted to Lead Dispatcher on 11/7/2016.
  • Welcome aboard to Melissa Middleton who was hired as a full-time Dispatcher on 1/28/2017.

Stow

  • Patrolman Sam Williams and Fiancée Stephanie Walton (OSHP Dispatch) welcomed son Noah Edward on 8/28/2016.
  • Dispatcher Kara Farkas and husband Billy welcomed son Westen Alastair James on 11/25/2016.
  • Dispatcher Tara Wilson and husband Craig Wilson (Maple Heights P.D.) welcomed son Caleb Scott on 1/13/2017.
  • Congratulations to Brett Balog and Danielle who got married on 9/10/2016.

Summit Metroparks

  • Joshua L. Hamblen was promoted to Sergeant in January 2017.

Twinsburg

  • Congratulations to Matt and Hevn Pfeifer on the birth of Madalyn Claire born on 5/10/2016.
  • Welcome aboard to new hires Nate Milhoan and Rodney Gist.

Vermilion

  • Leo Chandler was promoted from part-time to full-time Patrolman on 12/1/2016.

Wadsworth

  • Congratulations to Dan and Roberta Shonk on the birth of Alexander Locke born on 11/18/2016.

Weathersfield Township

  • George F. Antonell was promoted to Sergeant on 1/9/2017.

Willoughby Hills

  • Welcome aboard to full time dispatcher Shayna McCoy who was hired on 1/16/2017.

Youngstown

  • Jerry J. Fulmer was promoted to Detective Sergeant on 11/4/2016.

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