It has always been said that within all police departments there is a feeling of brotherhood among officers and CPD is no exception as proven by our three Police Officers of the Month, Sgt. Steve Kinas, Patrol Officer Jeff Simko and Patrol Officer Steve Salim.
I reached out to Third District Captain Tom Maffo-Judd who nominated these officers and he stated, “In the late fall a CPD detective was seriously hurt in an off-duty accident. After a long period of time in the hospital the detective was released and sent home in a wheelchair with a long recovery process. The detective’s home was not equipped for wheelchair access. Knowing this, and using their carpentry/ contracting skills, these officers purchased supplies and built a ramp outside of their colleague’s home.”
It is because of their caring for a fellow officer in need that the Cleveland Police Foundation is honored to name Sgt. Steve Kinas, Patrol Officer Jeff Simko and Patrol Officer Steve Salim our Police Officers of the Month for November 2023.
~ Bob Guttu, Cleveland Police Foundation
Nominated by Third District Captain Tom Maffo-Judd