VACAVILLE — A five-year crossing guard veteran took top honors as the Vacaville Police Department recognized the outstanding job done by guards during the 2012-13 school year.
Mildred Johnson was named the Crossing Guard of the Year for 2013. She has been at Alamo Elementary School for the past five years and “has the ability to be in control of the busy crosswalk while maintaining great public relations,” according to a press release from the Police Department.
Seven people received excellent performance awards, in addition to Johnson. They were Penny Ramey (Cambridge), Gail Olson (Alamo), Robert Murray (Callison), Neil Blow (Cooper), Bonnie Pointer (Orchard), Janis Dmytriw (Hemlock) and Marcos Martinez (Padan).
Johanna Wigley (relief guard) received a 10-year service pin, while Dennis Corcoran (Foxboro), Johnson (Alamo), Olson (Alamo), Paul Phillips (Fairmont) and Richard Record (Hemlock) all received five-year service pins.
The press release also reminded pedestrians to wait on the sidewalk for crossing guards to stop traffic and signal that it’s safe to cross in the crosswalk.
Vacaville crossing guards are assigned to 29 intersections involving 14 public schools. For more information, visit www.cityofvacaville.com under police or call 449-5434.
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