The “Guardians of THE LAND,” deliver safety for the people. Service without expectation and an extraordinary commitment to our community.
Click Below To Meet This Month’s Guardians of THE LAND
with his final deployment being the war in Iraq. Daniel shares that common thread with so many of our guardians in that the ability to help others in need is the most enjoyable part of his job. Can you say SPORTS ENTHUSIAST? In his spare time, Daniel plays on the public safety semi pro football team, the Cleveland Warriors and also coaches his son’s sports leagues in football, basketball and baseball! He’s a member of the New Community Bible Fellowship Church, conducts safety classes for Head Start and serves as a Golden Cipher mentor for troubled teens. Daniel’s most memorable experiences on the force have been both positive and negative but to experience the joy and celebration of the city while on patrol the night the Cavaliers won the national championship was his most recent high point.
Introducing Deborra Schroeder, Acting Battalion Chief of Fire Deborra is in charge of the Fire Investigation unit, which means she is certified both as a Firefighter and a Cleveland Police Officer. She was Cleveland’s first female Fire Captain in the history of the dept. and has now served for 32 years on Fire, and 19 on the Police Dept. Ms. Schroeder is what most would probably call an over-achiever as she is a registered paramedic and nurse, holds a bachelors degree in Public Safety Management, is a proud member of the Cleveland Fire Honor Guard, a CERTS Trainer and she is the liason for Cleveland Fire for the City of Cleveland’s Homeland Security Emergency Preparedness. What she enjoys most about her job – is serving the citizens of Cleveland and the surrounding communities. Because of her extensive training and experience she feels ready to tackle any situation that might come before her. When off duty, Deborra enjoys spoiling her (2) granddaughters and water sports with her family. She loves to fish, scuba dive, boat, jet ski and travel. Formerly an avid runner, Ms Schroeder has participated in 2 triathalons and 15 marathons including the Boston Marathon “twice” , with her best time as 0324hours. Her most memorable moments are when she knows she was able to make a difference in someone’s life…when that moment determined if they lived or died. In a critical situation, looking at a person and telling them you are there to help and seeing that they trust you to do so.
Introducing ORLANDO WHEELER, Cleveland EMS Captain Orlando has represented the Cleveland EMS for the past 24 years where he was a EMT Paramedic until his promotion to Field Captain of Operations, 2 years ago. He enjoys making a difference in people’s lives and says it’s important to always remember to keep your patient calm and reassured that everything is going to be okay – even when it is probably the worse day of their life. In his spare time, Orlando is a family man who is passionate about cooking but also enjoys taking in a ballgame, reading and admits he’s a practical joker. He has also been a volunteer with the Free Clinic, helping people get the resources they need. One of Orlando Wheeler’s most memorable experiences was caring for a young man suffering from a gunshot wound and the very candid conversation they had on the ride to the hospital. A year later he ran into the same young man who thanked him for his care and support. He was pleased to share that the incident and the conversation changed his life and he was on a new path.