Dudley Police Chief Steven Wojnar and retired dispatcher
Ms. Leona Lafountain.
Ms. Leona Lafountain (seated) and four of her children.
Dudley Police: On Friday, March 23, 2012, The Dudley Police Department Dispatch Center, at the Dudley Municipal Complex, 71 West Main Street, was officially dedicated to long time public safety dispatcher, Ms. Leona Lafountain. Leona retired in July of 2010 after serving for over 43 years with the department. She began her duties with the Dudley Police Department on March 1, 1967. Family, friends, co-workers, and local officials, were on hand to honor “Lee.” Chief Wojnar credited Leona for her dedication and service to the Town. He also complimented all public safety dispatchers who have, currently, or will serve in the future. The position often goes unnoticed; however, the service these men and women provide is a vital part of everyday emergency operations. It is truly fitting for this center to be named for a dedicated employee who gave well over half of her life serving the people of Dudley. Having this center named for such a devoted public safety dispatcher draws attention to all the men and women who provide this service to the community each and every day.
As a reminder to everyone, National Emergency Telecommunicators week is April 8th – 14th. It is a great opportunity to say thank you to those men and women who serve in your community.
- Wednesday, 28 March 2012
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