Police & Firefighter of the Quarter – 2017Q3

Exchange Club of Lake Highlands members paused Friday to present their quarterly awards to first responders who keep citizens of Lake Highlands safe.

Firefighter Lorenzo Herrera, who works out of Station 37 at Park Lane and Greenville Avenue, was praised by Chief Michael Meador for his commitment to service. The father of six is “the epitome of a good firefighter,” said Meador, “always quick with a smile and a positive attitude, even when that isn’t easy.”

“Herrera has a commitment to his country,” added Meador, “and all he wants to do is serve others.”

Police Sgt. Vincent Lee was recognized by longtime colleague and friend Lt. Ricky Lewis, who said the department’s Crime Reduction Team (CRT) could not have recruited a more highly motivated or talented individual.

“Vee Lee, as we call him, is very positive and he makes us laugh. We enjoy our job and we enjoy each other, and we enjoy helping the citizens of Dallas.”

Lee, who has worked in several departments including Criminal Intelligence and Dignitary Protection, was grateful, saying, “It seems corny, but I just want to do good and help people.”

“Everybody talks about morale,” he added. “I’ve always said you are your own morale.”