Saluting the heroes among us
Loveland, Ohio – An anonymous citizen nominated the Loveland Police Department for the 2016 Hometown Heroes Award. The Peoples Bank branch in Maineville sought nominations from the Maineville, Deerfield, Montgomery, and Loveland area.
Branch manager, Cheryl Hall delivered the award and a check to Sean Rahe, Chief of Police of the City of Loveland.
The award is usually presented to an individual person and it is rare an entire organization receives the award. The award included a charitable donation, and the Department chose to forward the money to the LIFE Food Pantry in Loveland..
Rahe said, “It’s wonderful. It’s wonderful that someone from the community nominated us anonymously. Cheryl told me that it’s not common for a whole business or agency gets nominated. That made it extra special for us.”
Hall said the $500 award was, “to honor persons in police and fire departments, schools, EMT’s, and first responders.”
Speaking about why the department will give the money to the food pantry Rahe said, “I don’t know we have a favorite charity, but they certainly do a lot for the community and we definitely recognize that and appreciate all the work they do.”