Police Dispatchers Nominated for Gold Star Awards | The City of Lakewood, Ohio

Police Dispatchers Nominated for Gold Star Awards

May 10, 2022

Four Lakewood Police Department dispatchers were recently nominated for Ohio Gold Star Awards. The Ohio Gold Star Award Program publicly honors the outstanding individual achievements and contributions of the men and women who are the backbone of Ohio’s 9-1-1 system.

Dispatchers Nikki Aquino and Dawn Florjancic were nominated for their handling of a call of the Marine Towers West collapsed parking garage in December. Tonya and Christine worked to coordinate efforts with Lakewood first responders as well as multiple fire and police departments.

Dispatchers Tonya Graham and Christine Sykora were nominated for their work during a call of an injured worker that had been trapped in a trench last August on Thoreau Rd. They coordinated rescue efforts with Lakewood first responders, the Public Works Department, numerous other fire departments, Kufner Towing, and Metro Life Flight in a successful effort to save the worker’s life.