Boots on the ground! Vice Mayor Debbie McDowell is out in the field today with North Port Utilities Meter Reader II, Jennifer Williams. Taking time out of her day to become better versed in the responsibilities and procedures of our field crew, Vice Mayor McDowell, on this call, noticed a high water usage reading and they informed the customer of the issue personally! From the our leadership to our labor force, the City of North Port is focused on excellent customer service!
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Hey everyone! It’s time for your Featured Firefighter of the Week! Meet Firefighter/Paramedic Jason Willis. He has worked for North Port Fire Rescue for 11 years, and says he’s honored to serve a community that supports their First Responders with such respect and grace. He is married to Sarah Willis, the most beautiful, intelligent, caring, and loving woman that he has ever known (his words!). They are parents of 3 amazing children: Dalton (10), Avery (8), and Simon (6), who make them very proud parents. His enjoyment in life comes from spending time with family and friends, especially when that time is spent outdoors doing things like camping, fishing, and playing any and all sports. He also enjoys teaching, which led him to get involved in a few committees at NPFR: New Hire Orientation, EMS Field Training Officer/Preceptor, and Live Fire Training. He is excited for next month because he, along with approximately 15 others, will be testing for Driver/Engineer, a brand new position within the Department! Thank you for all you do, Jason! 👏🚒🔥
Ofc. Geary had the joy of meeting Brianna and her family, from Venezuela, Friday night at IL Primo pizza. Ofc. Geary bestowed a Junior Officer badge on Brianna who promised to behave for her parents (at least for the rest of the night). We love when the kids in our community wave and are excited to see us. #NorthPort
NPPD is on scene of a death investigation of a roughly 50-year-old male. The man was found face down in a pond near Basilica / Benissimo Drive in the West Villages area of the City. It appears at this time there is no foul play, but the investigation continues.
Search for Robert Steven Harrelson update:
Mr. Harrelson (41 5'5' 170) is currently still on the run. Our investigation indicates it is very likely that he is no longer in the immediate area. The North Port Police Department and other agencies continue to use all resources available to locate him. His more than one dozen warrants on drug and weapons charges out of Charlotte and Desoto Counties are active across the State of Florida. We have asked his family to help persuade him into turning himself in peacefully at any law enforcement agency. If you see him, please use the 911 system.
This morning all school and bus activities in and around Cranberry Elementary School went on as normal. We appreciate the team effort with the school and staff which ensured our little ones were safe during this nearby event.