Thanks Parma Police And Judge O'Donnell

Dear Editor:

The Parma community is well served by the Parma Police Department and Parma Municipal Court Judge Deanna O’Donnell. Recently, three men vandalized the flamingo sculpture located next to the script Parma sign at Anthony Zielinski Park.  The sculpture was donated by resident Bob Funk in memory of his wife and daughter who succumbed to breast cancer and to serve as a source of support for those who have experienced similar loss or are currently challenged by the disease.

First, it was only a matter of hours before the Parma police tracked down the culprits and brought them to justice. Hats off to the entire department.

Next, after hearing the case, Judge O’Donnell’s sentence for each of the offenders was as perfect as I can imagine - 10 days in jail, a $500 fine, 500 hours of community service – 250 at a breast cancer non-profit and 250 in the City of Parma – and restitution so that a new flamingo may be purchased. Not only will the offenders pay their debt to the community and, hopefully, learn from their transgressions, but I believe the sentence will deter other would-be offenders by sending a message that there will be severe consequences for your actions. Judge O’Donnell proves that she is a just and thoughtful jurist.


State Representative Sean Patrick Brennan

Sean Patrick Brennan

Sean Patrick Brennan

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Volume 16, Issue 7, Posted 7:28 AM, 07.01.2024