Honoring the Exemplary Life and Career of Sheriff Michael McDonaldby Representative Tim Ryan
Posted on 2013-03-13
in the house of representatives
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Mr. RYAN of Ohio. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to remember and honor the
exemplary life and service of Stark County Sheriff Michael McDonald who
sadly passed away on February 22nd, 2013. Sheriff McDonald joined the
police force at the young age of 18 and over time proved himself to be
an effective and talented officer. He served the county in many
capacities over his long and illustrious career, including sheriff,
chief deputy and jail administrator. The selfless nature that dedicated
public servants like Sheriff McDonald embody is what makes our country
Sheriff McDonald was a man who gave himself to his community and the people of Stark County, making the lives of those living in the community safer. His legacy will continue to be felt every day as the people and the department that he cared so deeply about continues to protect and serve.
I would like to extend my deepest and heartfelt sympathies to Sheriff McDonald's family: his wife Judy, his son Bradley; his daughter and son-in-law, Kelly and Gabe Moser; his sisters and brother-in-law, Joanne and James Caplea, Laura McDonald and Mary Lou McDonald; sister- in-law, Kelly McDonald; his father and mother-in-law, Paul and Norma Zwick; his in-laws, Rick and Linda Heithoff, Rose Elmerick and John and Sandy Swigert; and his beloved nieces and nephews. I would also like to extend my sympathies to the Sheriff's second family, the men and women of the Stark County Sheriff's Department. Rest assured that his 32 years of devotion to the people of Stark Count will never be forgotten.