UM com­mis­sion­ers honor re­tir­ing cop

The Willow Grove Guide - - FRONT PAGE - By Caitlin Burns


com The Up­per Moreland Board of Com­mis­sion­ers and Up­per Moreland Po­lice De­part­ment rec­og­nized a re­tir­ing sergeant af­ter decades of ser­vice to the town­ship Feb. 4.

Sgt. David Hendler was pre­sented be­fore the pub­lic in recog­ni­tion for 32 years of ser­vice to Up­per Moreland. From the town­ship, Hendler re­ceived a plaque and an hon­or­able dis­charge from his ser­vice as a po­lice of­fi­cer.

“It’s my plea­sure on one hand and un­for­tu­nately on the other hand I have to an­nounce the re­tire­ment of Sgt. David Hendler,” Act­ing Po­lice Chief Alex Levy said. “vou’re a rock in the po­lice de­part­ment.”

Levy said Hendler re­tired from t he po­lice de­part­ment and will be t a ki ng on t he po­si­tion as di r e c t or of records and i nfor­ma­tion at the Abingt on Po­lice De­part­ment. His l a s t day a s a mem­ber of Up­per Moreland Po­lice De­part­ment was Jan. 31.

“Our loss is their gain,” Levy said.

Hendler started with the Up­per Moreland Po­lice De­part­ment in 1981. He was then pro­moted to the po­si­tion of sergeant in 1992.

“It’s go­ing to be dif­fi­cult to con­tinue on with­out you,” Levy said. “We’re go­ing to miss you.”

“We want to thank you for your years of ser­vice to the com­mu­nity,” board Pres­i­dent Sam Valenza said.

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