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Former Mentor Police Chief Named Metroparks Ranger

Daniel Llewellyn will operate the park district's ranger department, responsible for overall safety

Lake Metroparks announced recently that former Mentor Police Chief Daniel Llewellyn has been named chief ranger for the park system.

His main duties will include overseeing the operation of the park district's ranger department, which provides safety, security and protection for visitors, according to a Metroparks news release. The department also conducts patrols, investigations, education programs and crime prevention.

"Lake Metroparks is extremely fortunate to benefit from Dan's wisdom and experience," said Executive Director Paul Palagyi. "He is a respected leader, with an impeccable three-decade law enforcement career encompassing financial and personnel management, innovative programs and community involvement."

Llewellyn retired at the end of 2012 after nearly 34 years of service. He was named chief in 2003.

"I'm very excited about joining such a professional organization," Llewellyn said in the statement. "I was born and raised in western Pennsylvania and grew up hunting and fishing. I also like to golf and have always embraced the
outdoors."

Stu Mahaffey February 16, 2013 at 01:36 PM
I smell a double dipper,,, want to create jobs? End Double Dipping!
2 Cents February 16, 2013 at 05:27 PM
This man is a disgrace to integrity. He's double dipping in a time when we clearly can't afford it. This is case in point why we are broke and why any self respecting citizen has no respect for government. This is a clear case of corruption with a smile. He should be ashamed and I invite Mr. Llewelyn to prove me wrong.
Bryan February 18, 2013 at 05:21 PM
I'm just glad we got someone with experiance to head up the parks. I'm tired of the Oak tree on maple violence, something has to be done!

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