Council hires new police officer
Rockledge Borough Council voted unanimously to hire a partWLPH SROLFH RIfiFHU DW its last council meeting Aug. 13.
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“I have applied for three this year,” he said. “I don’t think we’re going to make that. I think we’re going to get two.”
ptich, who was not present at the council meeting Monday, will be sworn in at a later date.
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He lives in Levittown with his wife, Rachel, and 19 month-old daughter, hyleigh.