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Guardian Angels Come To Bucyrus

Story By: Brian Skowronski



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  Original Published: 5/9/2013The non-profit international volunteer organization of unarmed citizen crime patrollers known as the Guardian Angels is opening it's newest chapter in Bucyrus. The organization was founded in New York City in 1979 to combat widespread violence and crime on the subway systems. Since it's inception, the Guardian Angels have now expanded globally into 144 cities in 15 different countries, with Bucyrus soon to be added to this list. On Saturday, the Bucyrus chapter will hold it's graduation at 4 p.m. at 223 North Sandusky Ave, where the Angels are headquartered. Members of the chapter have undergone eight months of physical and behavioral self-defense training with the Toledo chapter and their new tools have already made a difference in the community. Bucyrus Police Chief Ken Teets says they welcome the Guardian Angels because it helps to have as many civillian eyes and ears on the street as law enforcement can get. Captain David Koepke agrees, saying that most crimes are solved when someone from the community comes forward with information and that department has already recognized a difference in the number of calls they typically receive since the Angels have been patrolling their area. Robin Michael is an Angel in training who played an integral role in getting a chapter into Bucyrus. Michael is a native to the area and says even though Bucyrus is a small town it still has big city problems. She says the Angels will be visible in the community this summer, wearing the organizations famous red berets and white T-shirts, and that she wants people to have peace of mind when taking their kids to the park or simply walking the streets.
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