Monday, October 26, 2020

Southlake Rotary Club Recognizes "Officer of the Year" at Upcoming Annual Appreciation Event

Karl Moore Rotary Club

The Southlake Police and Fire Departments are thrilled to be honored by the Rotary Club of Southlake at their annual DPS Appreciation Celebration on Saturday, June 7th at the gazebo in Southlake Town Square.

For the past ten years, the Southlake Rotary Club has been recognizing members of the police and fire departments. Each year a police officer or firefighter is chosen for his or her dedication and service to the City of Southlake. Investigator Karl Moore was chosen as this year’s honoree, “Police Officer of the Year.” Corporal Moore is just one of the dedicated members of the Southlake DPS Police Department who is committed to serving the community by creating a safe and secure environment for residents and visitors.  It is through his dedication, and the dedication of others like him, that Southlake continues to maintain a safe environment in which to live and work. Corporal Moore will be honored at the Southlake Rotary Club Appreciation event on Saturday.

Assistant Police Chief James Brandon said, “Our department is very honored and grateful to the Southlake Rotary Club for their generosity and commitment to excellence by recognizing police officers and firefighters within the City. Officers perform their duties without seeking any credit however, it means so much when an organization like this seeks to shine a light on the work that they do.”

Rotary Club members will also present scholarships to select students of parents who work as first responders for the City.  This year, they have increased the amount that they give so 4 students will receive awards.

  • $1,500 scholarships will be going to Cody Letz (Son of Sgt. Dwayne Letz) and Brittany O’Neal (Daughter of Police Officer David Tatsak.)
  •  $1,000 scholarships will be going to Elizabeth Litke (Daughter of School Resource Officer Art Litke) and Jennifer Peyton (Daughter of Engineer Tony Peyton)

The scholarships will be awarded at the DPS Appreciation Event. Again it will be held on Saturday, June 7th from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and the public is invited. Christine Singh, chairperson of the event, said, “For the last 10 years, The Rotary Club of Southlake has been delighted to honor The Police and Fire Departments of Public Safety. This is our opportunity to recognize all of them. We would like to invite the public to join in our celebration!”

Visitors will find fire engines, police cars and motorcycles, as well as live music, children’s activities, a blood drive, free food and refreshments. So, come on out and bring the whole family.