Newsmaker: Ernest Roman
By Craig Smith
Published: Tuesday, July 16, 2013, 11:39 p.m.
Noteworthy: Pittsburgh City Council declared July 4 as Ernest Roman Day in recognition of his hard work and dedication to the city and Allegheny County.
Residence: Spring Hill.
Background: A Vietnam War veteran who lost his leg when he stepped on a land mine, Roman became the first civilian dispatcher for the city's Bureau of Fire in 1974, before moving on to work in the Department of Public Works, Bureau of Police and Department of Public Safety. After 30 years with the city, he transferred in 2005 to Allegheny County and became shift commander for the 911 center.
Education: Perry High School graduate, 1967.
Quote: “I was surprised by the proclamation. ... I never expected anything like that. It was a very nice gesture by Councilwoman (Darlene) Harris and council.”
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