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Public Safety Volunteers Honored

Posted: Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013 at 6:27 am
Author: KNIA/KRLS News - Brad Gaspelin

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Last week the City of Pella held a dinner honoring those in the Public Safety Field. The dinner honored volunteers who serve public safety in Pella from the Fire Department, Community Ambulance, and Police Reserve. 13 volunteers were recognized for their years of service in the various departments, ranging from 10 years of service to 40. Pella Fire Chief Doug Van Gorkom was the longest serving volunteer honored for his 40 years of service.

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Full List of Honorees:

Volunteer Firefighters

Jason Van Gorp – 10 years of service
Lance Van Zee – 10 years of service
John Langstraat – 15 years of service
Chad Klein – 15 years of service
Mike Klyn – 20 years of service
Doug Van Gorkom – 40 years of service

Ambulance Volunteers & First Responders

Thomas Hostetter – 10 years of service
Marge Zondervan – 20 years of service
Donna DeJoode – 20 years of service
Stephen Reeder – 25 years of service
Keith Bogaard – 30 years of service
James Emmert – 30 years of service
Donald Van Maanen – 30 years of service