Feb. 7, 2019 proclaimed as Earl Heider Day in Dayton

Earl Heider (right) is congratulated by Dayton Mayor Pro-Tem Dr. John Johnson after being presented a proclamation from the city naming Feb. 7, 2019, as Earl Heider Day.

A longtime City of Dayton employee was honored when the city proclaimed Feb. 7, 2019, as Earl Heider Day. Heider was presented the proclamation by Mayor Pro-Tem Dr. John Johnson.

Heider recently retired after 10 years with Dayton Police Department’s animal shelter maintenance. Heider dedicated decades of service to the city and county. He was active in the Dayton Volunteer Fire Department for approximately 34 years, serving as chief for eight of those years.

He was one of the original members of the police department’s CAP (Citizens Assisting the Police) program.

“The Police Department would like to wish him well in his retirement,” according to a statement from Police Chief Robert Vine.

The police department prepared a nice lunch of chili for their appreciation of his dedicated service.

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Before creating Bluebonnet News in 2018, Vanesa Brashier was a community editor for the Houston Chronicle/Houston Community Newspapers. During part of her 12 years at the newspapers, she was assigned as the digital editor and managing editor for the Humble Observer, Kingwood Observer, East Montgomery County Observer and the Lake Houston Observer, and the editor of the Dayton News, Cleveland Advocate and Eastex Advocate. Over the years, she has earned more than two dozen writing awards, including Journalist of the Year.

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