Mayor Gonzalez Honors First Responders
The men and women of the Chicago Heights Fire and Police departments respond to daily emergencies in order to protect and serve the residents of our city. The bravery and commitment displayed by our first responders is worthy of constant recognition. At a recent city council meeting a youngster from Chicago Heights, John Head, was recognized for ensuring that we do. John is devoted to acknowledging the work of first responders in Chicago Heights and in our neighboring communities. And because of John, there are some “sweeter” sources of acknowledgment that convey thanks; sometimes, meaningful acts of recognition and appreciation come wrapped in a Dunkin’ Donuts Munchkins box!
For the past three years, CHPD and CHFD headquarters have received a sweet and very thoughtful gift of thanks. Since kindergarten, on each Veterans Day, John has delivered Dunkin’ Donuts Munchkins to our first responders as a way of saying “thank you” for their daily dedication to protect and serve. His faithful efforts have not gone unnoticed. This year, on the occasion of John’s upcoming 8th birthday, Mayor David A. Gonzalez honored his unwavering commitment with a very special thank you in return. At the April 18th city council meeting, with an audience of friends, family and members of the CHFD and CHPD present, Mayor Gonzalez designated Friday, April 27th, John’s 8th birthday, as First Responders Day in tribute to CHFD and CHPD personnel.
“John Head is a very special young man. We proclaim April 27th First Responders Day in tribute to our first responders, and to honor of John and his devotion and commitment to the men and women who serve and protect,” said Mayor Gonzalez.