Today, Lieutenant Tim Gaertner and Officer Frank Sanchez took a trip to Sunbeam Elementary School to visit the children in the Kindergarten and First Grade classes. Our S.W.A.T. Unit is not known to be subtle, and the officers arrived at the school in the Cleveland Police Armored Vehicle, or “the tank” as the kids named it. Officer Sanchez and Lieutenant Gaertner were happy to meet one special boy, Christopher, who has always wanted to see the tank up close!
To make this trip even more special, this week marks the last that Officer Sanchez will serve with the Division. Officer Sanchez has been with Cleveland Police for 32 years, 23.5 of which he has been a member of S.W.A.T. He will be missed by many of us who are proud to call him a friend! Good Luck, Frank!!
Photos by Steve Gusky