FIRE PERSON OF THE YEAR: Captain John Twitchell first began as a fire “technician” in 1990 for Arcadia. He was hired full time in 1991 and has steadily risen up the ranks, with new accomplishments every few years. He attained the rank of Fire Captain II, in 2014 with almost 24 years in Arcadia.
He has also become a trainer, not only of incoming fire fighters in Arcadia but also for as an instructor in Oxnard for Fire Marshalls.
POLICE OFFICER OF THE YEAR: Office Jordan Elders is an Arcadia High graduate, was a Police cadet and in 2012 was hired.
He not only enforces the law with many arrests to his credit but also has a softer side as a Homelessness Liaison. He has reconnected homeless with relatives and helped get them off the street to safer surroundings.
He is also a Field Training Officer helping train others to be safe and effective in the field while under pressure.
Arcadia Rotary and our community congratulate these fine professionals.