My name is Art and I am 77 years old.
As a child I grew up like any other boy, playing cops and robbers. It was from that point I knew I was going to become a police officer. My career focused a lot on the community. My career had it’s up and downs, there would be days I was in a parade, breaking up fights, at house fires, and on the scene of accidents. I really enjoyed focusing on the seniors at that time, I would see disabled seniors and help them cross the road and really just enjoyed talking to them.
“My family was not crazy about my career because of the dangers it included. I just knew it was what I was meant to do.”
Over the course of my 33-year career, my first 5 years started out as a Patrolman. During my patrol days, I remember patrolling a local area where I noticed smoke coming from a house. I immediately called the fire department and acted instantly; that day I saved a child who was home alone from his burning house. My family was not crazy about my career because of the dangers it included. I just knew it was what I was meant to do. After 5 years as a Patrolman, I was promoted to a Sergeant and 2 years after that I was promoted to a Lieutenant. I finished my career out as a Lieutenant and also a Fire Arms Instructor for the Hamtramck Police Department. I can say in my 33 years the job had it’s up and downs, it was not a boring job at all.