Danforth Fire Chief Jason Brown and Watseka Police Chief Roger Lebeck are being praised for their knowledge and leadership in serving the Iroquois County 9-1-1 Board. Both men are retiring from the local Emergency Telephone System Board (911).
Brown has served on the board of directors since January 2010. Lebeck has served since January 2004. 9-1-1 Coordinator Nita Dubble states, 'both will be greatly missed.'
Brown has provided fire knowledge and communication expertise. He said "it was an honor to serve on the 911 board. It's was an eye-opening experience of what it takes to properly run a 9-1-1 system." Brown said he wishes people coud,get an opportunity like he had to see and realize how difficult a job it is.
Lebeck is retiring as Watseka Police Chief January 11th (2016). He'll step away from 24 years in law enforcement, having provided policing know-how and vital radio communication knowledge that sets the tone for 9-1-1 emergency operations. The retiring chief said "the likes of much-needed experience in emergency response situations has been replaced in recent months, for ill-reasons and with little thought." He said citizens need to "pay attention to what's been going on."
The 9-1-1 Board presented Brown and Lebeck with appreciation certificates.