We want to thank Karen Szalkowski for contacting Crosby Mart to order two breakfast pizzas for the police department and Dawn and Crystal, employees of Crosby Mart, for donating one of the pizzas. We also thank Karen for the orange juice and strudel bites. We thank them all for their continued support of the Dunkirk Police Department!
Our thanks to Bill Bernard, Chris Sausaman and all our friends at Fredonia Chrysler Dodge Jeep for taking the time to think of us and send us lunch.
They are a wonderful Community Partner and we truly appreciate their support.
Thanks to Dunkirk Exempt Firemans Association. They are very generous supporters of the Police Department on a regular basis and we appreciate all they do for us.
This is from Marlene and Jim Wright. Again we are humbled by the support we have from the Community we serve
[Dunkirk, NY] The Dunkirk Police Department is currently investigating an additional burglary which occurred on April 27, 2020, at a Commercial Location on Central Avenue, in the City of Dunkirk, NY. The Dunkirk Police Department is asking for the public’s help in identifying the suspect. Anyone with any information is asked to contact the Dunkirk Police Department’s confidential tip line at (716) 363-0313.
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Ashley, the General Manager for Family Dollar, came to HQ with Pizza, pop and chips on behalf of their store to say Thank You to us for all that we do for the Community.
Again we are so grateful for the amazing support that we get from the Community we serve.
[Dunkirk, NY] We wanted to thank Gary Neel of Support Enterprises of Jamestown, NY and the entire Support Enterprises team for their donation of masks for our entire department.
Support Enterprises is the exclusive provider of the customized Outer Carriers for the Police Departments Bullet Proof Vests. They do an excellent job with the Vest Carriers and we truly appreciate and thank Gary and Support Enterprises for donating the masks to keep our Officers safe.
We want to thank Little Caesars Region Mgr. Jose Rodriguez and his staff at the Dunkirk location for the pizza that he brought to our Station
We thank Doug Erick of Van Buren Bay Skin Care for his continued support with donations of hand sanitizer and masks for our Officers
We received a generous donation from Super Duper catering of a large roaster pan of roast chicken, mac and cheese along with rolls and butter
And then we had this group of community members show up out front of the station with some positive messages
We truly appreciate our Community and Thank them for their ongoing continued support.
[Dunkirk, NY] Students enrolled in WNY P-TECH typically spend time in the classroom finding the correlation between book work and real-world applications, whether creating solutions in SolidWorks or fabricating solutions to age-old problems.
In that vein, two instructors are now utilizing classroom curriculum in SolidWorks to design and 3-D print a solution to a new and very real problem.
“Will Smock, our P-TECH principal, had sent over an article about a Cub Scout in Canada who started printing ear guards for facemasks and it was on open source on Thingiverse so I downloaded it and started to print a couple,” said Nick Anson, P-TECH CADD teacher. “I redesigned them a little, I thought they were a little thick, and of course, we wanted to put our personal touch on it.”
The 3-D-printed ear guard alleviates pressure from facemask elastic which would normally chafe the wearer’s ears. Anson and WNY P-TECH math teacher Matt Edwards printed more than 220 ear guards and are making donations to the Dunkirk Police Department, Dunkirk Fire Department, Brooks Memorial Hospital and Elliot Hospital in New Hampshire and Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City, where P-TECH global studies teacher Julia Herman’s cousins work.
“I can’t thank the P-TECH program enough for thinking of us when they made up ear guards to help take off some of the stress of having these masks wrapped around your ear,” said David Ortolano, Dunkirk Police Department Chief. “We do appreciate it and on behalf of the whole department want to thank the P-TECH program.”
Each ear guard takes a little over an hour to print and can be printed on a bed of seven. Anson and Edwards are continuing to print more ear guards for distribution to additional health care facilities and emergency responders.
WNY P-TECH principal William Smock foresees several problem-solution scenarios that P-TECH students can work into their education moving forward.
“I’d like to ask the students what were some things we encountered that we could have found a solution for at P-TECH,” he said. “We’re big into problem-solving. So, we’ll look at what did we see, what did we experience and what can we turn into a learning experience here.”
Ear guards for essential workers such as firefighters, EMS and law enforcement will help alleviate some pressure, but there are other measures the public can take to assist as well.
“If you don’t have to go out, stay home; if you are sick, quarantine yourself; and if you do show symptoms and you’re calling the police department or fire department for help please tell us ahead of time,” Ortolano said. “Having advanced notice gives our people a chance to prepare the best when going into these situations … it helps us out a lot if we know ahead of time before going in if someone isn’t feeling well. We have to keep our officers safe because if we get sick we can’t serve the community. It’s quite the situation, one I’ve never dealt with in my life and I hope it never happens again.”
P-TECH is an up-to-six-year, all-day program where students earn an associate degree from Jamestown Community College in one of two pathways, Welding Technology or Mechanical Technology with a specialization in CADD or machine tool.
Interested eighth-grade students can email their counselor or P-TECH Principal William Smock at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Applications for the 2020-21 school year are still being accepted. For more information visit www.e2ccb.org.
Attached are some pictures related to the amazing people of our Community who took the time to think of us and show their support by bringing in food and snacks over the past week thanking us for our service to the Community.
We want to extend our Thanks to:
Girl Scout troop 20106 for the cookies
Farrell Roofing for the 2 party pizzas
Councilwoman Nichols for the chocolate
Ms. Pam from School # 7 for the cookies and brownies
Chris Rivers for donuts
Andrew Chillemi for the sandwiches.
We have been truly humbled by the outpouring of support that we have received from the Community we serve. To our Community we say THANK YOU for taking the time to care about us !!!