July-August 2016, Ricky Polcer, Tyler Police Department/Municipal Court
Ricky Polcer has been chosen as the Shining Star for the months of July and August. She currently volunteers as a member of the Accessible Parking Enforcement team and has done so since February 2013. Her role is to write tickets to those who illegally park in handicapped spaces.
“Number one-I try to educate people for those with a real need. And number two-I ticket people who need to be ticketed (sic) repeat offenders,” Ricky stated.
Ricky was born and raised in Salina, Kansas. She later married her husband, John, who served in the United States Air Force while she worked in civil service in personnel management for 30 years (now known as Human Resources). They had the opportunity to live in places such as Las Vegas, Washington state, New Jersey, Germany, Greece, Arkansas, Illinois and finally Texas. While working as a civil servant, she obtained both her bachelors in business management and her masters in personnel management in three and a half years. She retired from Kelly Air Force Base in San Antonio and has lived in Tyler since 2005.
She also makes quilts for several charities such as Quilts for Kids, Hospice Austin, New Life and the Alzheimer Disease Cooperative Study. She has made 1,000 quilts for both the Alzheimer’s group and Quilts for kids since 2010. In addition to quilts, she makes totes with handles, Christmas pillowcases and fleece throws New Life.
Ricky’s other passions are her greyhounds. She used to foster them. She proudly boasts that her pets, Miguel and Jinx, are her love.
Congratulations to Ricky Polcer for her outstanding service to the community through her hard work and dedication in protecting some of our most vulnerable citizens. Volunteer Tyler appreciates your service.