From: Amy Jin
To: *E-Update List*
Sent: Sat, Nov 25, 2017 2:12 pm
Subject: ***First Citizen Award Nomination: Captain Kevin Klein--From Amy Jin Schmelzer & Love Yoga: The Movement--Saturday, November 25th, 2017***
After helping Dad submit a submission for "Wags" at the Veterans Freedom Center, it occurred to me that I had my own submission.
If you agree, send your two cents &/or additional Resume or personal testimony in at: https://www.telegraphherald.com/firstcitizen/--or make your own case, based on your personal witness!:
(...Submission for Jim Wagner...)
The best for last!:
Captain Kevin Klein, Dubuque Police Department Leader and Head of The City's centrifugal Community-Oriented Policing Division
The City of Dubuque and its DLEC
The Fundamental Duty of any Law Enforcement Officer in The City of Dubuque demands an exemplary expression of Integrity, Compassion, Competence, and Open-Mindedness, preferably in an equitable and just way. In the past 4 years, I have worked with local Law Enforcement, as well as state and federal officials, on a number of profoundly intense situations, that any citizen of conscience would consider necessary, that were both deeply personal and collectively and systemically damaging, including part of the work of my Power Yoga Movement, which is staunch on the use of substances and related lifestyle issues.
In this, Captain Klein has become a highly significant confidante, trusted advisor, to the extent that he is empowered within his role, competent producer of movement around issues at hand, and identified embodiment of the values and virtues of his occupation and, likely, anything he endeavors upon.
In consideration of awards that attempt to truly identify the very best of what any given something has to offer--in this case, a community--it is important to look comprehensively at what a person might be, both out in the open and in their personal, or private, lives, or at least gather that there is reason to believe that he or she might be fairly perfect all-around in these times of truth being told about how we are all truly living (o.k.a. "transparency").
In my time knowing him, his team, and the Force, in general, including through the experience of this past year's Citizen's (Police) Academy, I have known Kevin to be fairly flawless in terms of his ability to navigate all forms of sometimes stressful, or traumatic, data, circumstances, and issues with unwavering responsibility, diligence, hard work, efficiency, and top-tier professionalism, also speaking to his Resume experience as a(n Iraq War?) Veteran.
I am known for my rigorous standards, know a vast variety and amount of people in this country and in the world, can spot both special gifts and talent when I find them, and have found a Calling in assisting other human beings in optimizing their own highest potentials and moving fluidly through the difficulties and stresses that the walk through life naturally produces. Therefore, my idea of a noteworthy, or remarkable, individual has quite a bit higher bar than most people's standards. I feel I have solidly identified natural gifts & achievement in these regards in Captain Klein--The character in action, presentation, wisdom, balance, input-orientation, passion, centeredness, and overall impressiveness of his personage speaks volumes for City government, the talent within the city of Dubuque and the state of Iowa, and the leadership our Community-Oriented philosophy and hierarchy, of which Klein is a poster child, could offer the rest of this country and beyond.
In being privy to his team, I have also been impressed by both talent and adherence to the values of the Department. This discipline, applicant selection, and conduct, especially in light of recent issues in Law Enforcement and in drugs, sexual assaults, and crime in both the nation and the local area, is noteworthy and also is evidence of good men (and women) who are willing, every day, to do a job that the vast majority of citizens that they have to deal with and protect would not and possibly would not even be capable of.
As a Fortune 100-groomed, corporate Business leader, a somewhat visible Power Yoga Leader and Teacher, a pioneer in my generation of all things organic, all-natural, and Healing, someone involved in the improvement of systems and industries, across the board, a woman, a minority in more than one category, an attuned citizen, and a speaker of Truth, I see Captain Kevin Klein of the Dubuque Police Force, as a most viable individual, as an option for this Award, based on personal and professional track record, daily performance, consistency, caring, humility, love for all that he does and his chosen occupation, and his consummate embodiment of what is truly good about the Tri-State Area, Dubuqueland, and our state. He is a role model for all men and all people. He takes healthy criticism, vetting, and compliments and, without hesitation, makes them into comprehensive growth. And he is, quietly, solidly, and purely, one of the best people I know, who would need no award to do what he does as he does it, which is exactly who these awards are supposed to draw out and celebrate.
He is, by far, the most impactful Teacher I have allowed to be of influence in my life in 2017, regardless of the quality of my pool of contacts, at any given time.
Captain Kevin Klein is a citizen who Shines.
("Peace Without Rugs" Signature)
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