On Friday evening, December 7, the Pasadena, CA, Scottish Rite hosted a dinner for the Pasa- dena Police and Fire Departments in honoring
two of their own. Police Chief John Perez, and Fire Chief
Bertral T. Washington accompanied their employee of the
year Police Sergeant Richard Padilla and Fire Captain Salim
Haddad. Each honoree received a plaque recognizing their
service to the city of Pasadena. The rite also presented to
their respective association a monetary donation.
Each December the Pasadena, CA, Scottish Rite Bodies
honor the first responders of the City of Pasadena. Many
police officers and fire fighters join with the Rite in a dinner
presentation honoring these two men.
—William F. Rook, 33°, Gen. Sec., Pasadena CA
PASADENA, CA, AND FT. WORTH, TX,
HONOR FIRST RESPONDERS
Pictured are Pasadena, CA, first responders who joined the
Pasadena Scottish Rite in honoring the employees of the year,
Police Sergeant Richard Padilla and Fire Captain Salim Haddad.
The fourth annual First Responder Breakfast was held Saturday, October 20, at the Fort Worth Masonic Temple. A delicious breakfast of eggs,
bacon, sausage, biscuits, sausage gravy, pancakes, coffee,
milk, orange juice, and fruit, was served buffet style in
the basement dining room—no one went away hungry.
Approximately 125 responders and support personnel
representing police, fire, sheriff, and EMTs were fed on
site. Forty-five meals were delivered to dispatchers and
another four to a nearby fire hall. The event has seen: as-
sistant police chiefs, assistant fire chiefs, the sheriff, and
the director of MedStar EMS at the breakfast.
Volunteers arrived at 5:30 AM to make this event a success.
All in all, the event succeeded in showing the gratitude of the
Fort Worth Scottish Rite to our first responders. Ricky Cliatt,
KCCH, the event founder and organizer, shared that with all
the division and civil unrest in our communities, he wanted
some way for the Fort Worth Scottish Rite to give back and
show how much it appreciates those who protect us. We look
forward to growing this event in the future.
Ill. Sonny Tull,
the Fort Worth