University of Pittsburgh Bradford
Police Memorial Day Wednesday in Bromeley Family Theater

 Bradford Township Magisterial District Judge Richard W. Luther Jr. and University of Pittsburgh at Bradford president Dr. Livingston Alexander will speak at the Police Memorial Day service at Pitt-Bradford on May 15.

            The service, which is co-sponsored by the Bucktail Lodge #96 and the William Hanley Sr. Lodge #67 of the Fraternal Order of Police, will take place at 1 p.m. in the Bromeley Family Theater in Blaisdell Hall.

            The service is open to the public and will feature a color guard and a 21-gun salute.

            As part of the service, wreaths will be laid at a plaque commemorating three local officers who have died in the line of duty in the past 26 years – Sgt. David Distrola, Bradford; Patrolman Steven Jerman, Kane; and Patrolman Carl Whippo, Johnsonburg.

            Taps will be played by Kevin McMurtrie of Bradford, and bag pipes will be played by Paul Fehrenbach of Kersey.

            Luther was a police officer for more than 20 years before becoming a district judge. He was most recently re-elected in 2011.

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