The Rockwall City Council honored the late Rockwall Police volunteer John Fitzwater and his wife at their meeting last Monday night when they unanimously agreed to rename the Police Community Service office located in the Brookshire’s shopping center in his honor.
He passed away Sept. 19, 2009. The Rockwall Police Officer’s Association requested the change.
According to police, Fitzwater donated 724 documented service hours – plus many more undocumented – patrolling neighborhoods and businesses, performing children’s puppet shows and training volunteers how to operate the Sky Watch crime prevention unit, which he often transported.
He began his service in 1998, when he attended the Citizen Police Academy. He then joined the Citizens on Patrol organization and was president of the Citizen Police Academy Alumni Association from January, 2008, until his death.
Rockwall needs more unsung heroes like Mr. Fitzwater.