Lima City celebrates milestones from all stages of life


By Joe Gilroy - josephgilroy@limanews.com



A resolution of appreciation for patrolman Randy Tigner was adopted by Lima City Council Monday. Tigner has retired from the Lima Police Department after 28 years with the department.

A resolution of appreciation for patrolman Randy Tigner was adopted by Lima City Council Monday. Tigner has retired from the Lima Police Department after 28 years with the department.


LIMA — A golf team, a centurion and a recently retired patrolman were honored by city council Monday.

Resolutions were issued to the Lima Central Catholic (LCC) girls’ golf team, which won the Division II state championship: Randy Tigner on his retirement from the Lima Police Department (LPD); and James Sullivan, who turned 100.

Jamie Dixon, 5th Ward councilman, spoke about recently retired patrolman Tigner glowingly. Dixon explained how in his eyes Tigner represented the LPD as what a community-minded member of a police force should be.

“If I were to make a model officer — it would be officer Tigner,” Dixon said.

Meanwhile 3rd Ward Councilor Carla Thompson told a story of her earliest interactions with patrolman Tigner after moving from Cleveland, and how they made her rethink police officers. She shared that her experiences with officers were far different than the one’s Tigner provided and gave her an appreciation she may not have had if she never moved to Lima.

“Thank you patrolman Tigner for returning my faith and for just being you,” Thompson said.

Other members of council recalled times when Tigner stopped to eat barbecue at the many food vendors in town and was easily able to make himself a “man of the people.”

After Council President John Nixon presented him with the signed resolution, Tigner took a few moments to reciprocate the love from the council. He laughed when telling those in attendance about Lima having some of the best barbecue of anywhere and thanked everyone for the recognition.

The LCC girls’ golf team was congratulated for winning the state title for the fourth straight year. The resolution stated the victory represents all the elements of discipline, dedication, determination and teamwork and it was council’s opinion the golf team should not go unrecognized for its achievement.

A resolution celebrated Mr. Sullivan for reaching the 100-year-old mark and for demonstrating his dedication to the welfare of others through through his military service and charitable endeavors.

A resolution of appreciation for patrolman Randy Tigner was adopted by Lima City Council Monday. Tigner has retired from the Lima Police Department after 28 years with the department.
https://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2021/12/web1_IMG-0866.jpgA resolution of appreciation for patrolman Randy Tigner was adopted by Lima City Council Monday. Tigner has retired from the Lima Police Department after 28 years with the department.

By Joe Gilroy

josephgilroy@limanews.com

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