June 3, 2021 – West Bend, WI – The West Bend Optimist Club presented its Adult Crossing Guard of the Year Award to West Bend Police Crossing Guard John Groth.
Groth has served as a crossing guard for the WBPD since 2013. He started as a substitute but quickly took over the often challenging intersection of Highway 33 and Indiana Avenue; crossing children who attend Fair Park Elementary.
In addition to Groth’s regular assignment, he is quick to volunteer for other intersections when he can to cover absences. Groth has developed a rapport with students and parents. Groth is reliable, flexible, and takes his job very seriously.
The West Bend Police Department congratulates John Groth on receiving the West Bend Optimist Club 2021 Crossing Guard of the Year Award. We extend our sincerest appreciation to John for his years of service to the West Bend Police Department and his dedication to the safety of the children in our community.