Shaker Online Southerly Park Shapes Up We shaped up so you can shape up! Now that the weather is warmer, consider moving your exercise routine outside to take advantage of the newly refurbished fitness equipment at Southerly Park. Sixteen new pieces of equipment have been installed, including a chest press, rowing machine, chin-up station, and recumbent bike. The equipment is in a centralized, well-lit location in the park, creating an outdoor fitness facility. Renovations on the 1.5-mile walking trail start later this year, making it possible for a complete workout all in one place. Director of Recreation Alex Nichols says, “Upgrading Southerly Park with state-of-the-art fitness equipment provides residents another way to be healthy, stay active, and have fun while enjoying this beautiful green space right here in Shaker Heights.” In Memoriam | D. Scott Lee, former Shaker Heights Chief of Police 4 SHAKERONLINE.COM | SPRING 2017 Former Shaker Heights Chief of Police D. Scott Lee died December 28, 2016, following a brave battle with brain cancer. He was 57. Chief Lee was a long-time public servant for the City of Shaker Heights, joining the City in 1986 as a police officer and then serving as deputy chief from 1999-2007. In 2008, he was named chief of police. Last October, Lee was named Police Officer of the Year at the annual Shaker Rotary Police and Fire Awards. “Scott was the consummate professional. He was as comfortable in a police uniform as in a business suit. He was smart, dedicated, caring, and very pleasant to work with,” says Councilman Rob Zimmerman, who participated in Lee’s selection as chief. “He will be very much missed.” Mayor Earl M. Leiken met Lee in 2000, when Leiken began his first term as a council member. “Chief Scott Lee provided exceptional leadership to the Shaker Heights Police Department. His capacity to inspire confidence, his dedication, business judgment, and ability to communicate with our residents and institutional and business leaders were unparalleled,” Mayor Leiken says. “It was a privilege to work with him, and he will be sorely missed.” Lee, a Marine Corps Reserve veteran and a Kent State graduate, is survived by his wife, Geri, and his adult children, Amber and Ryan. Contributions in his memory may be made to the American Brain Tumor Association, 8550 W. Bryn Mawr Ave., Suite 550, Chicago, IL 60631 or to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
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