Westlake firefighter Daniel Michelich retires after 29 years
The City of Westlake sends best wishes to Daniel Michelich who celebrated his retirement on Tuesday, Feb. 9, after nearly 30 years with the Westlake Fire Department.
Michelich is a 1978 graduate of Westlake High School who started with the City of Westlake in 1992 and has served as a firefighter and paramedic for the city ever since. Prior to coming to Westlake, he worked as a Cleveland police officer.
In retirement, he plans to continue to bend nails as an amateur carpenter in addition to relaxing and traveling with his family and friends.
After receiving a proclamation from Mayor Dennis Clough and a plaque from Fire Chief Jim Hughes, Michelich quoted Lou Gehrig, saying, "Today, I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of the earth."
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