NEW BETHLEHEM, Pa. (RVO) by John Gerow –
The Southern Clarion Police Association held its regular monthly meeting Monday evening, September 14th at the Redbank Valley Community Center in New Bethlehem. Association president Emmanuel Mitchell called the meeting to order at 7 pm. Eight members of the group joined President Mitchell for the meeting.
“Cops & Bobbers Kid’s Fishing Derby”
Secretary -Treasurer Rebecca Weckerly reported that after final expenses are paid, the Association will have made slightly more than $1,000 on the trimmed back “Cops & Bobbers” event in August. Chief Malnofsky reported that 38 children participated and that the event was one of the best fishing derbies that he had ever participated in. The group hopes that “Cops & Bobbers” can return to its spring venue next year.
The next planned event is the 2nd Annual “Brady’s Cup” Basketball Tournament scheduled for January of 2021 in East Brady. The group approved the purchase of a “traveling” trophy to be awarded to the winning team at each year’s tournament. Chief Malnofsky said that there are tentatively 8 groups interested in fielding a team. Unfortunately, uncertainty about crowd size restrictions could disrupt the planned tournament. Hawthorn Borough Council asked the SCPA not to plan any events in Hawthorn until the Governor ends the Covid restrictions.
The police chief asked the group to consider establishing a scholarship in memory of one of his officers who was killed in the line of duty. Officer Lloyd Reed was shot and killed responding to a domestic disturbance call in New Florence on November 28, 2015. Chief recounted that Officer Reed was a great fan of the skilled trades as well as a dedicated police officer, who served his communities for 25 years. After some discussion, the SCPA members voted to establish the “Officer Lloyd Reed Memorial Scholarship”. Lisa Kerle volunteered to lead the committee to formalize the scholarship and to do the fund raising for the 2021 award.
The next regularly scheduled meeting will be October 12 at the East Brady Community Center.
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