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Posted on: July 17, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Hermitage Police Chief Eric Jewell named police officer of the year

Chief Jewell 2019

"Jewell was named police officer of the year by Pennsylvania's Veterans of Foreign Wars, and has received the the state VFW's John Radko Police Officer of the Year Award.

He called the experience humbling, and thanked Reynolds VFW Post 7599 Commander Clark Everhart, Quartermaster Roger Irvy and VFW Associate Member Bill Romine, who sponsored Jewell for the award.

Jewell said he was grateful to the municipalities, officials and residents of as well as officials with the City of Hermitage who have supported the police department — and the people he protects.

"I am very thankful to the citizens of Hermitage, Clark and Wheatland, because without this job I wouldn't have received this award," Jewell said.

Jewell began his career as a soldier, not a police officer. He joined the Army in 1986 and served active duty for seven years, followed by another six in the Army Reserves.."

To check out the full article, please visit the Sharon Herald's website HERE

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