Safety Director Charles Goss was honored by Cuyahoga County Monday night for his years of services as a Strongsville police officer.
County Councilman Mike Gallagher delivered a proclamation to Goss following his retirement as police chief.
"I really treat these (proclamations) almost like gold," Gallagher said. "They only go to people who truly should be recognized."
He said Goss "has touched lives in a community he has so proudly served" for 34 years.
"Charlie is a role model and mentor to many," Gallagher said.
Goss retired from the police department at the end of September and was subsequently appointed safety director by Mayor Tom Perciak.