Grand Marshal: Lieutenant Ron Murphy - Lieutenant of the Norwood Police Department Representing First Responders.
Ronald, who is a 25 year veteran of the Norwood Police Department, has been a volunteer photographer/planner for the Findlay Market Opening Day Parade since 2011. It has been recently reported in the Cincinnati news that Ronald suffered a brain aneurysm while on duty. Ronald was driving back to Norwood after delivering a check to the Fayetteville Police Department to help support one of their officers that was in the intensive care unit of the area hospital. Ronald pulled over his vehicle, when he began to feel very ill and called his wife, Karen, who in turn, called the Norwood Police Department. They notified Chief Chad Essert, of Fayetteville Police Department, who found Ronald in his vehicle on the side of the road. He was transported to Good Samaritan Hospital in Cincinnati where it was found that he was suffering from a life-threatening brain aneurysm. Ronald is now home and is feeling well and also in good spirits supported by his wife and their three children: Max, Darcey and Rory. Full story from Local12.
Special guest: Jim Scott (Cincinnati radio legend - 700 WLW)
Photos by: Jeffrey Gladish
Click on thumbnail to enlarge.