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A Law Enforcement Family

February 12, 2019 | Authored by


Michelle Schonzeit and Lt. Simeon Klebaner manage both dual law enforcement careers and dual cities. Schonzeit is the Chief Ranger at Independence National Historical Park in Philadelphia, PA. Her husband, Lt. Klebaner is a U.S. Park Police Officer in Washington, DC who currently serves as the District 5 Commander.  The couple makes their home in Annapolis, Maryland where they live with their two-year old daughter.

Lt. Klebaner has been a U.S. Park Police officer for 21 years. His previous duties include Aviation Commander, Shift Commander, and numerous stations, including serving as a Rescue Technician. Still, the couple likes to keep score of their accomplishments.

Chief Ranger Schonzeit says she can shoot better than her husband, but he’s a better paramedic. She thinks he’s the better officer, but she points out that she outranks him. While she’s rappelled with a rifle down the Hoover Dam, Lt. Klebaner has rappelled out of helicopters and is a Rappel Master. Schonzeit points out that they’ve both saved numerous lives and helped protect some of the places most sacred to Americans.


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