Posted on 31 October 2013.
Officer Paul Feutz
Officer Chris Richardson
Cedar Springs Police Chief Roger Parent announced that Officer Paul Feutz, a ten-year veteran on the force, has taken a job as a full-time public safety officer with the City of Greenville.
“Paul has always shown an interest to work for a larger police agency and was excited about going to Greenville where he can use his fire fighting skills,” explained Chief Parent. He said that Feutz would remain on the Cedar Springs Fire Department.
Officer Feutz usually worked the 3rd shift. “Paul took his role seriously and had very good work ethics, helping make the City safer,” remarked Parent. “Paul left in good standing and I wish him the very best.”
To fill the slot left by Officer Feutz, Officer Chris Richardson was promoted from part-time to full-time. Chief Parent said that Officer Richardson was hired in April 2013 and had been working another part-time law enforcement position in Grant.
“Chris will be a great addition to the police department and the transition should be seamless because Chris has been working and covering shifts over the last few months,” explained Parent. He will be working 3rd shift, 9 p.m. to 7 a.m.
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Posted on 24 October 2013.
Cedar Springs Police Chief Roger Parent and his wife, Linda, recently took a trip to Yellowstone Park in Wyoming. To show his Cedar Springs pride, Roger had Linda take a photo of him with a Post in front of the east entrance. He’s even wearing his Cedar Café t-shirt.
This was Roger’s first trip to Yellowstone. He said one of the highlights of the trip was watching a mother grizzly and her three cubs chase the wolves away from their bison kill. The bison that was killed was about 300 yards off and the bears and wolves all came to within 150 yards to a small river near the paved roadway. “Between a good camera and binoculars it was interesting to watch,” he remarked. He also got some photos of a black bear that was about 40 yards away.
Thanks, Roger, for taking us with you!
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Posted on 20 April 2012.
Fire Chief Marty Fraser. Post photo by J. Reed.
Marty Fraser, recently selected as the new Cedar Springs Fire Chief, was sworn in at the Cedar Springs City Council meeting last week Thursday, April 12.
Police Chief Roger Parent has been serving as interim Fire Chief for the last year, with Fraser serving as Deputy Chief. Fraser is a 35-year veteran of the department and has served in various roles. He has been a first responder since 1990.
Fraser publicly thanked Parent for his help with the department and how he’s helped during this transition.
Parent thanked Fraser, too, saying his 10 months as fire chief would not have been as easy without him.
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Posted on 26 January 2012.
Cedar Springs Police Chief Roger Parent modeling the Kent County Law Enforcement t-shirt.
Proceeds to benefit Cedar Springs Public Library
There is a new event coming on Saturday, February 25 that puts the FUN back in fundraising!
Come out and enjoy some fun at the Old Time Family Hockey and Broomball tournament, which will benefit the Cedar Springs Public Library’s construction fund. It’s one more event to get the library closer to a $50,000 match grant challenge.
The event will be held at the Cedar Rock Sports Plex, 4758 Cornfield Drive, just off Northland Drive. The fun starts at noon, when the Cedar Springs Police take on Kent County Law Enforcement. At 2 p.m. see the Squirts (Dewey Decimals vs the Book Ends). At 3:30 p.m. it’s time for broomball with the Bureaucrats vs. the Guns and Hoses, and more broomball at 5 p.m. with the Cedar Springs High School Co-ed game. At 6 p.m. is open skate.
There will be door prizes, a shoot-out competition, and chuck-a-puck competition
You can either buy a shirt to support your team for $18 and get in free, or pay $5 at the door. Some shirts will be available the day of the event at the door. You can see them online at the City of Cedar Springs Facebook page, or call Cedar Springs City Hall (696-1330) for more information.
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