Associate Paul Hartz works as a deputy city marshal sergeant with the Las Vegas Public Safety Department. Similar to other Nevada law enforcement agencies, he works to protect the City of Las Vegas and its surroundings parks and facilities.

Paul has worked in law enforcement for more than 20 years in Las Vegas, but recently his loyal service to the community was highlighted. He was recognized by the local SERVPRO franchise during the Las Vegas Bowl on Dec. 30.

The ceremony took place on the field at Allegiant Stadium, during the nationally televised game, won by the Wisconsin Badgers over the Arizona State Sun Devils, 20-13.

SERVPRO and its 1,700 franchises across the country provide fire and water cleanup, as well as restoration services and mold mitigation. Since 2011, the company has sponsored the SERVPRO First Responder Bowl “to honor the sacrifice and service of those who stand as the first line of defense in local communities – the brave men and women who respond when the unexpected or the unthinkable happens,” says Rick Isaacson, CEO of Servpro Industries, LLC.

Associate Paul Hartz receives his award from Kevin and Tina Edgar, local SERVPRO owners. Associate Rosy Hartz, at right, is beaming.

Each local SERVPRO franchise had the chance to nominate a first responder from their community. While only one was honored at the First Responder Bowl in Dallas, local chapters — especially those in cities hosting bowl games — found ways to recognize their hometown heroes.

(L-R) Associates Rosy and Paul Hartz with daughters Kara and Abby.

“Such a proud moment for our Servpro Team, to honor Paul Hartz as our 2021 first Responder award recipient,” officials with the SERVPRO of Henderson/Boulder City said on the their Facebook page. “Thank you Paul, for your awesome support of our Clark County Community! Congratulations!”