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Swan Elders

Metropolitan Guardian to Utility Hero: How Our Swan Elder Gary Willis went from Protecting to Saving Gary is not only a retired Metropolitan police officer with an impressive 31-year career in the force but also a passionate advocate for helping others in a different way. In a captivating talk, Gary shared his journey from serving on the frontlines to helping families and individuals save money on their utility bills as a Utility Warehouse Partner. A Legacy of Service Gary's years of service in the Metropolitan Police Department are a testament to his dedication and commitment to keeping our community safe. His career was marked by camaraderie, complexity, and the profound satisfaction of knowing he was making a positive impact on society. Gary regaled our students with stories of teamwork, problem-solving, and the unique challenges that police officers face every day. Transitioning to a New Calling After retiring from the police force, Gary embarked on a new chapter in his life by joining the Utility Warehouse, where he now serves as a UW Partner. In his engaging presentation, he spoke passionately about how this career change allows him to continue helping people, albeit in a different capacity. He emphasized how relieving people of financial pressures can be just as rewarding as protecting them from physical harm. A Utility Hero As a UW Partner, Gary's mission is clear: to assist clients in saving money on their utility household bills. He shared insights into the world of utilities and explained how he helps families and individuals make informed decisions to reduce their expenses. Gary's commitment to making a positive impact on people's lives shines brightly through his work with Utility Warehouse. A Swan Elder We Admire At our school, we celebrate individuals like Gary Willis who continue to make a difference in our community long after their official careers have ended. His journey from policing the streets to helping people with their finances is an inspiring reminder that service comes in many forms, and it's never too late to follow your passion and contribute to the well-being of others. We extend our heartfelt gratitude to Gary for sharing his wisdom and experiences with our students. His dedication to service, both past and present, serves as an inspiration to us all.


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