By: Don Shaw email: don.shaw@pennsylvaniachronicle.com (570) 543-2961

East Lampeter Township swears in new officers, honors other officers

East Lampeter Township swears in new officers, honors other officers

Lancaster, PA

Last night two new officers were sworn in joining the patrol division of the East Lampeter Police Department, Officer Tyler Auerbeck and Officer Blake Wahlberg.

In addition, Lion’s Club President Mike Proch presented Officer Ryan Wiegand with a plaque for being recognized as 2018 Officer of the Year. Officer Wiegand was selected by his peers to receive this award for outstanding service.

Officer Michael Redden was presented with a Lifesaving award for his actions on Monday, January 7, 2019. An oncoming vehicle slid on ice and struck Officer Redden’s cruiser in a head-on collision. Officer Redden realized that the other vehicle was on fire and that the occupant was unconscious. Despite his own injuries, he forced open his cruiser door and removed the other driver from his vehicle to safety.

On January 17, 2019, Officer Douglas Jaquith reached his 25th year of employment milestone with the department. Chief Stephen Zerbe presented him with a 25th Anniversary commemorative box as well as a 25-year pin.

 

Officer Ryan Wiegand was recognized as 2018 Officer of the Year. He was selected by his peers to recieve this award and it was presented by Lion's Club President, Michael Proch.  In the less than two years that Officer Wiegand has been employed, he has made over 150 arrests. Of those, 35 arrests were for DUI and over 20 were drug related offenses.
Police Chief Stephen Zerbe presented Officer Michael Redden with a Lifesaving award for his actions on Monday, January 7, 2019. An oncoming vehicle slid on ice and struck Officer Redden's cruiser in a head-on collision. Officer Redden realized that the other vehicle was on fire and that the occupant was unconcious. Despite his own injuries, he forced open his cruiser door and removed the other driver from his his vehicle to safety.
On January 17, 2019, Officer Douglas Jaquith reached his 25th year of employment milestone with the department. Chief Stephen Zerbe presented him with a 25th Anniversary commemorative box as well as a 25 yr pin.

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