By Diana Graettinger
Changing batteries in smoke detectors, checking on a neighbor’s well-being or simply offering a friendly greeting are just a few of the many duties members of the all-volunteer Sun City Posse provide.
Founded in 1973, the Posse offers a wide-range of opportunities from driving around Sun City in a patrol car to answering the telephones at Posse headquarters, 10861 W. Sunland Drive. The Posse is an impressive group and for the past few weeks we have recognized members of the posse who give willingly of their time to make sure that Sun City is a safe place to live and play.
This week we selected 10 more Posse members who are unquestionably loyal and dedicated and who truly believe in the motto, “Community First.”
Starting off this week’s list is Roberta Lambin. She joined the Posse in 2009 and served as a commander. For the past three years she has been an executive officer and she also handles duty officer chores.
Next on the list is Timothy Lambin, who also joined in 2009. He is a duty officer and is in charge of the garage and the Posse’s Internet technology.
Butch Kurth joined the Posse in 2017. He wears several hats, including serving as a patrol officer, working in the Posse’s garage maintaining patrol cars and working as a member of the buildings and grounds crew.
Ruth Kohlhoff began her career in 1996. At 89-years-old she is the Posse’s oldest serving female member. She continues to work on the front desk welcoming visitors to the Posse.
Keith Klemz joined in 2016 and is a patrol and duty officer.
Ginger Klein has been with the Posse since 2016 and serves as an assistant to Lt. Jackie Reyes, who oversees the group’s administration offices.
Susan Klawitter joined in 2013 as a patrol officer, but then moved over to associate status and now is the dispatch department’s scheduler.
Thomas Jordan Jr. joined the Posse in 2014. He serves as a patrol officer. Wanda Jones joined in 2017 and works at the front desk. This week’s final employee to be recognized is Beverly Hooson, who joined the Posse in 2013 as a patrol officer.
These are the dedicated volunteers who help protect and serve Sun City.
Editor’s Note: Ms. Graettinger is Sun City Posse public information officer.