Culinary Tribute to the CPD First District: An Afternoon of Appreciation, Food, and Melodies

This past Wednesday July 9, First District CPD officers were treated to lunch provided by Smoke N Rock & Roll Barbecue and sponsored by Mike Trivisonno Jr. and the Cleveland Police Foundation.

Each officer enjoyed a meal of a pork sandwich, macaroni  and cheese, coleslaw and various desserts. At noon the group was treated to an outstanding rendition of the National Anthem by Billy Morris played on his acoustic guitar. Thanks go out to the CPF’s Executive Director Rick Dechant for assisting as well as neighborhood activist Rose Roy, and of course Mike Trivisonno Jr. for making this event a reality. To all the officers, thanks for your service and be safe. 

– Bob Guttu, CPF


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