Friend and career mentor

I am 32-years-old, married and have three wonderful children. When I was 18 years old I was struggling with what career I wanted to enter. The church that I grew up in had many successful people in it. I spoke with some of those people regarding what they liked and disliked about their chosen profession. One day I asked Trooper John Lovick if he enjoyed his job. John told me he loved his job and would be willing to let me ride in his patrol vehicle and observe him at work. That was an incredible night and it changed my life forever. I ended that shift with a burning desire to become a police officer. It was a wonderful experience and I am very grateful to John Lovick for allowing me to ride with him.

I was very fortunate to be hired at age 22 by the city of Mill Creek. I first thought of taking the small town job with the expectation that I would later move to a larger agency. However, Mill Creek has been very good to me, including giving me the chance to be a DARE officer for three years.

Life is crazy though, and as some of you know, I was injured while riding my motorcycle in a fundraiser for the Northwest Burn Foundation. I had a serious accident and lost the lower portion of my left leg. John Lovick visited me in the hospital and has come by my home or called me nearly every day since my injury. John Lovick, along with Chuck Wright, was instrumental in planning and developing a very successful Mill Creek fundraiser for me. To this day, I am overwhelmed by the love and support my family and I were shown during this community event.

I want to congratulate John Lovick for winning re-election in his position as 44th District state representative, and even though I am a Republican, he had my full support. He is an outstanding, caring and knowledgeable state representative.


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