Millvale to honor longtime crossing guard with special day
Susan Meyers has worked for three Millvale mayors and three police chiefs over her 17 years of employment with the borough. She will hang up her crossing guard vest when she retires in June.
Mayor Brian Spoales has proclaimed June 7 as Sue Meyers’ Day in Millvale, in celebration of Meyers’ dedication to ensuring children’s safety at their North Avenue-Elizabeth Street intersection school bus stop.
“School crossing guards have served our community and helped to drive down the rates of young pedestrian deaths and injuries while traffic volumes have increased,” Spoales said at a May 14 council meeting.
“We the borough and the citizens of Millvale thank you for your selfless dedication and support of Millvale’s children for the past 17 years,” he continued. “Standing in the rain, the snow, sleet, Millvale’s children knew that you would be there to meet them when they boarded the bus and came home again.”
Spoales read the following statement on behalf of Police Chief Tim Komoroski, who is Meyers’ cousin.
“Crossing guards walk in the intersections and put themselves in harm’s way, hoping and praying that the traffic stops when directed. … In Millvale you are family, and you will always be a part of Millvale.”
Upon her retirement, Meyers will relocate to Morris, Pa., to live near her daughter and grandchildren.