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Antonio Andino Community Engagement Officer I am Community Engagement Officer Antonio Andino. I am a Police Officer at the 4th District on9333 Kinsman Ave. I have been an officer for 5 years now. I enjoy being able to help the community Ipolice, also participate with the community at events, schools, recreation centers, and buildrelationships with community members.I am also a barber and been barbering for 13 years now. I am the owner of HeadQuarters BarberShop and Salon on 4328 Ridge Road Brooklyn, Ohio 44144. Barbering is something that I am verypassionate about. It has taught me customer service, and being able to work with many differentethnicities, cultures and groups of people. I believe barbering help prepare me to become a good Officerand taught me customer service.Policing at the 4th District during the RNC and Cavaliers Championship has been one of the mostmemorable events for me as an officer. I was able to see the community come together and celebrate aChampionship and also see how well behaved thousands, and even millions of Clevelanders come together.
What is your name? Laurie Ann Walworth Where you work: I’m a Field Operations Captain with Cleveland EMS. I oversee the paramedics who work on the ambulances, as well as the dispatchers who answer the EMS 911 calls and dispatch the ambulances. How long have you served? I have worked for the city since 1995. I was a paramedic for two years prior to that within the private ambulance sector. I’m currently in my twenty third year working for the City of Cleveland. The first eight years as a paramedic, the last fifteen as a Captain. Most people would be surprised to learn that you… Have reinvented myself i.e. changed careers a couple times. Prior to becoming a paramedic I worked aircraft maintenance on Lear Jets, Gulfstreams, and many other corporate aviation craft. I had attended the Aviation High School on N. Marginal Rd. I used to go sky diving on the weekends for fun. If you had one tip to share with people to make them safer, what would that be? Always be aware of your surroundings. Walk with a purpose with your head held high and your shoulders squared. You will come across as having confidence in yourself and abilities, i.e. you won’t look like an easy target/victim. This is also a good tactic that you can also employ in your personal and professional life to exude confidence. What are your favorite pastimes – what do you do outside of work? Let’s Meet the Man/Woman behind the uniform. My zen is gardening. I love growing flowers. I have an extensive backyard garden/oasis. Some would go so far as to call it a ‘Secret Garden’. I have five varieties of grapes, a cherry tree, apple tree, and a pear tree. There are hanging flower baskets throughout, numerous vines and perennials in bloom, as well as several potted tropical flowering plants. I designed a stone patio with a fire pit beneath the large maple tree in the back of the yard, which also has hammocks and hammock chairs hanging from it to watch the birds and wildlife. There is a small two tier gargoyle fountain which the birds think is a birdbath! I also built a deck off the back of my house and incorporated a hot tub in the corner of it. The deck has a dining area and is surrounded by potted plants of kitchen herbs and flowers. What has been your most memorable experience (scariest) on the job? I’ve never been afraid on the job. I’ve had some rather disconcerting instances, such as arriving on a scene to find a large crowd developing because someone has just been shot or stabbed. Large crowds can either work with you, or turn against you. I’ve always maintained my calm, called for back-up, and began treating the wounded. But I never lost sight of the situation/crowd and what they were doing. If we feel our lives are in danger we are trained to leave the scene immediately. A dead paramedic cannot save lives.