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Posted on: June 20, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Lombard Officer Paula Rojas presented with Illinois VFW Public Servant of the YEar

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Lombard Traffic Safety Unit Officer Paula Rojas was recently named Public Servant of the Year by the State of Illinois Veterans of Foreign Wars.

As a Lombard Police Officer, Paula Rojas has issued over 2,000 speeding citations, 1800 seatbelt citations and 1500 cell phone violations. In addition, Officer Rojas takes appointments every Wednesday afternoon, to help safely install child seats. Officer Rojas is also an active participant with the Lombard Citizens Police Academy and conducts driver’s education classes at Glenbard East High School.

“I have to extend a thank you to the VFW because without your sacrifices, I wouldn’t be here to be able to do this job that I love,” said Officer Rojas. “I’m lucky to have a Chief, supervisors, and fellow officers that allow me to perform my best. I’m overwhelmed to be in a room of such great people and to receiving this award.”

“What a great honor for Paula and our department to receive this award from a very dedicated group of Veterans,” said Police Chief Roy Newton. “I believe our presence saves lives daily, and Paula’s work truly is live saving. From her distracted driving citations to installing car safety seats for children, she truly cares about the safety of our community. We are very proud and happy to have such a dedicated person on our force.” 

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