Westlake police, firefighters honored at event

Pictured, from left, are: Westlake Police Chief Kevin Bielozer, Q-Lab's Doug Grossman, Gary Simecek, Brad Reis, Greg Fedor, Ron Roberts, Kirk Wilhelm, Westlake Mayor Dennis Clough.

Q-Lab Corporation recently celebrated its third annual Westlake Police and Firefighters Appreciation Day. Held at its Canterbury Road headquarters, the event was organized to honor the men and women who put their lives at risk every day, in support of the local community. 

“Civilized life would be impossible without police protection,” said Doug Grossman, president and CEO of Q-Lab. "The police are required to put themselves in difficult situations in order to protect us. Fire has been destroying lives ever since humans built the first huts out of sticks and thatch. Nowadays, when fire gets out of hand, we, the citizens, can run away – because we know that the firefighters will run toward the danger.”

Grossman continued, “We are blessed with excellent police and fire departments in Westlake. Their professionalism is one reason this is such a safe and tranquil community. We want to express our sincerest appreciation for the dedicated men and women who stand ready to put themselves in harm’s way on our behalf.”

Several dozen men and women (as well as K-9 officer Cash) from the Westlake police and fire departments enjoyed a catered buffet, refreshments and outdoor games. Westlake Mayor Dennis Clough was on hand to enjoy the festivities.

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Volume 10, Issue 12, Posted 9:28 AM, 06.19.2018