The Cleveland Police Foundation is honored to recognize Patrol Officer Mark Williams as the December 2020 Police Officer of the Month.
Patrol Officer Mark Williams of the Cleveland Division of Police First District has been a basic patrol officer for his entire career and totally understands the importance of giving back to the community!
One day while on patrol, Officer Williams saw a young child pedaling a bike in his yard and not going anywhere. Upon further observation, he saw that the bike was missing the rear wheel. There were several other children playing in the yard and a couple of broken tricycles and bicycles lying around – none of which were rideable. Officer Williams went to his residence, picked up two tricycles he had at home, gave them to the kids and stated he would return in the near future with bikes for the others.
The next day the officer placed a request for bikes on Facebook and contacted Pastor Justin from his church (Grace Baptist of Brunswick Ohio) and within one week he was able to deliver seven bikes for the children. Officer Mark along with now retired Captain Keith Sulzer, were also instrumental in providing over two hundred bikes to our city’s refugees at the Gateway West Church on Triskett Road. Additionally, in his spare time Williams has been one of the officers that has maintained and equipped the First District gym.
It is because of his dedication and devotion to the community he serves and his fellow officers that the Cleveland Police Foundation is proud to name Patrol Officer Mark Williams its Police Officer of the Month for December 2020.