October 2023 Newsletter: Heroic Response to a Devastating Crash Takes Center Stage

October 2023 - The Partner

The October edition of our newsletter begins with a focus on the Fourth and Fifth District Community Relations Awards Ceremonies. These events acknowledged the tireless efforts of CPD officers and community members, with commendations presented by city officials and CPF leadership.

Highlights of this edition include:

  • Fourth and Fifth District Awards: A warm celebration of officers and civilians who significantly contributed to community welfare and safety.
  • Sgt. Andrew Thomas and Officer Jessica Wolski: Recognized as Officers of the Month for their extraordinary response to a tragic crash, showcasing compassion and community support in critical times.
  • Edgewater Yacht Club’s Contribution: Honored for their decade-long involvement in the “Fishing With Cops” program, fostering valuable interactions between police officers and the youth.
  • CPF’s Annual Fund Campaign: Emphasizing trust-building initiatives, the campaign showcases CPF’s commitment to enhancing police-community relations through diverse programs and activities.

This newsletter is a testament to the continuous efforts in building a safer, more connected community. For more in-depth stories, read the full newsletter here.


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