RECOGNIZING LOCAL HEROES: The nationally recognized holiday of Law Enforcement Appreciation Day is Jan. 9 each year. While this day has already passed us by, we thought it worthwhile to share a statement issued by the McKean County District Attorney’s office recognizing those who provide protection each day.

“Each day, our officers risk their lives without recognition yet, with each shift, the officers and their families make sacrifices for the rest of us that we cannot imagine. It is our privilege to know and work with them. Patrolman Steven Jerman and Sergeant David Distrola remain in our hearts and their legacies live on. We remember and honor them and all law enforcement officers across the country and locally.”

The statement specifically mentions local law enforcement agencies, including Bradford City Police, Bradford Township Police, Foster Township Police, University of Pittsburgh at Bradford Police, Otto Eldred Regional Police, Smethport Borough Police, Port Allegany Police,

Kane Borough Police, Sheriff’s Department, Game Commission, Fish and Boat Commission, Pennsylvania State Police, McKean County Detectives’ Bureau, McKean County Drug Task Force, McKean County 911, FCI-McKean, SCI-Forest, McKean County Jail, Potter County Jail, Warren County Jail, McKean County Juvenile and Adult Probation and State Parole.

The statement concludes with gratitude to the officers and their families from District Attorney Stephanie Vettenberg-Shaffer, on behalf of the McKean County District Attorney’s Office, for the officers’ service and sacrifice.

“Heroes run toward danger and we thank them for that.”

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