During 2019, Signal Mountain turned 100 years old, the Signal Mountain Police Department became the second-smallest department in the state to be awarded accreditation status from the Tennessee Law Enforcement Accreditation Coalition and the Tennessee Association of Chiefs of Police, a second fire hall was completed and 10 new firefighters added, and Signal Mountain was ranked #8 out of 104 cities in Tennessee for “Best Places for Young Families.”
As we reflect on the many men and women, families, and generations who have invested in the community in which we are fortunate to live, work, and play, we are thankful for the 46 police and fire personnel who protect us every day.
About 50 years ago, my grandfather, Silas M. Robertson, Jr., started the Signal Mountain Police & Fire Christmas Fund. After his passing in 2004 and in light of his legacy of giving and of loving our community, we named the fund the S. M. Robertson Police & Fire Christmas Fund. This is a time for the citizens of Signal Mountain to express our thanks by contributing to a Christmas Fund, which is divided among the police and fire personnel on Christmas Eve.
Please join me in showing our overwhelming support for these men and women. As Christmas is a time to rejoice with family and friends and a time to thank God for our many blessings, please consider making a contribution as part of your year-end giving.
You can put your contribution in a box located at the Police Station, mail a check (payable to the S. M. Robertson Police & Fire Christmas Fund) to the Police Department, 1111 Ridgeway Avenue, Signal Mountain, TN 37377, or easily donate with PayPal.
As we celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ, your police officers and firefighters join me in wishing your family a safe and happy Christmas season!
T. W. Francescon, Jr.
S. M. Robertson Police & Fire Christmas Fund