Thursday, November 7, 2013

Men in Uniform

Photo by Evan Brandt
Sgt. Ed Kropp Jr. with his family and flanked by
Police Chief Rick Drumheller and Mayor Bonnie Heath.

Pottstown's police and firefighting service were front and center at Wednesday night's council meeting.

Two police officers were promoted and Fire Chief Richard Lengel made his delayed presentation for Fire Prevention Month.

First up was Corporal Ed Kropp Jr., who won't be called "corporal" any more. Council unanimously approved his promotion to sergeant.

Kropp was followed by Det. Thomas Lehan who was promoted to corporal.
Photo by Evan Brandt
Cpl. Tom Lehan with his family and Drumheller and Heath.

Both brought their families to join them for the honor and both allowed their wives, with little apparent trepidation, to pin their new shields onto their unprotected chests.

Their received the prompt applause of the audience.

Last month was host to Fire Prevention Week and, as usual, Pottstown Fire Chief Richard Lengel had prepared a presentation about fires in Pottstown and a way to prevent them.

However, Lengel was ill and could not appear. He remedied that Wednesday night.

Below is a portion of his presentation.

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