[Congressional Record Volume 164, Number 45 (Wednesday, March 14, 2018)]
[Extensions of Remarks]
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IN RECOGNITION OF HONORARY TAYLOR AUXILIARY POLICE OFFICER DAVE
GORGON'S SERVICE TO OUR LOCAL COMMUNITY
HON. DEBBIE DINGELL
in the house of representatives
Wednesday, March 14, 2018
Mrs. DINGELL. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to recognize the
distinguished public service of Dave Gorgon. He has enriched our
community through his positive leadership.
Established in 1962 as a volunteer civil defense organization to
assist the Taylor Police Department, the Taylor Auxiliary Police play a
key role in safeguarding the public. In addition to helping the full-
time police department staff community events like high school sports
events and assisting with regular police patrols, the auxiliary police
also serve as a reserve force to assist the City of Taylor in the event
of a disaster or emergency situation. Additionally, the auxiliary has
partnered with the city to further crime prevention initiatives,
including Taylor on Watch, an education and outreach program that
shares best practices for neighborhood and community safety. These
initiatives and the service of officers are well documented by Dave
Gorgon, a photographer with the City of Taylor.
Mr. Gorgon is a well-loved member of our local community who is known
for his passion and leadership. Known around Downriver as “Mr.
Taylor,” he has served the city in various capacities, including as an
interim member of the Taylor City Council and as a reporter and
photographer for the Southgate News-Herald. Those who know Mr. Gorgon
laud him as a special person who is always willing to go out of the way
to make someone feel special. and positively impact their day. He is a
strong supporter of both the Taylor Police Department and the Taylor
Auxiliary Police Department and often attends events to take photos of
the departments in action and share the good work being done by local
officers. Taylor Auxiliary officers credit Mr. Gorgon as a positive
force for the community and an irreplaceable member of the department.
He is truly deserving of being named an Honorary Taylor Auxiliary
Police Officer; we are grateful for his lifetime of service and
positivity and look forward to his continued contributions to the
Downrivers in the years to come.
Mr. Speaker, I ask my colleagues to join me in recognizing Mr. Dave
Gorgon for his years of commitment to the community that he loves. His
passion and dedicated service have bettered Taylor for years to come.