Roger & Penny Novak, owners of Novak Auto Parts, were awarded the Civilian Medal of Appreciation and a Certificate of Appreciation plaque on July 6, 2021. New Sewickley Police Chief Ronald Leindecker presented the items to the Novaks for their dedication to serving the public and their commitment to supporting the law enforcement profession. Novak Auto Parts has used their auto recycling facility to host K-9 training numerous times not only for New Sewickley Township but also for surrounding communities. They have also hosted sniper training for multiple law enforcement agencies from both nearby and as far away as Canada.
The Novaks wish to extend their heartfelt thanks for such an honor. “We have such appreciation and respect for these police officers that put their lives on the line every day to keep us all safe. If we are able to help these heroic men and women by opening up our facility for their use, then that is the least we can do. They are truly amazing to watch in action during their training sessions. And we feel privileged to share our blessings.”