The Cleveland Police Foundation is honored to recognize Patrol Officer Jim Thomas as the September 2021 Police Officer of the Month.
Patrol Officer Jim (JT) Thomas is surely “the apple that did not fall far from the tree!”
Jim’s father, retired CPD Officer John Thomas, was the epitome of Community Policing and an officer committed to community involvement. Jim has carried on that tradition, volunteering many times to help with community events while off-duty, and pitching in financially to help community members.
When asked about Officer Thomas’ dedication to his profession, retired CPD Captain Keith Sulzer stated, “In addition to his workload on duty, Jim has volunteered to come out twice a month and do yard work at the Cleveland Police Foundation’s Officer Derek Owens’ Memorial Park located at 10404 Parkview. His commitment to the community and CPD surely gives me hope for the future.”
It is because of this commitment to the community and his profession that the Cleveland Police Foundation is proud to name Patrol Officer Jim Thomas its Police Officer of the Month for September 2021.