TribLIVE

| Neighborhoods


 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

Gifts, grants benefit Sharpsburg police

Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012, 9:02 p.m.
 

The Sharpsburg Police Department has gotten some help from the community.

Chief Leo Rudzki announced three donations and grants received by the department last week.

Sharpsburg Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 709 donated $300, which will be used for two miniature high-definition video cameras for the police vehicles.

The department also received pet oxygen masks from Donna Bishop and Julie Mastro in memory of their grandparents, Armel and Dorothy Lavia. Both were lifelong residents of Sharpsburg.

Rudzki said while those masks haven't been needed recently in the borough, they could be helpful in the future. “I've seen instances on the news where fire departments have used them and they were able to resuscitate family pets,” Rudzki said.

The department also received $4,000 from the office of Allegheny County District Attorney Stephen Zappala.

That money will go toward radio and computer upgrades.

Rudzki hopes to have the new equipment in soon. He's already received the oxygen masks and cameras. The radio and computer equipment will be ordered next month.

“It's definitely needed in these tough budget times,” Rudzki said.

Tom McGee is an associate editor for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-856-7400, ext. 1513 or tmcgee@tribweb.com.

 

 
 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Stories

  1. Pirates lose on late Cardinals rally
  2. Polamalu made 1st-time captain; Roethlisberger named for offense
  3. Steelers formalize practice squad
  4. Family of Children’s Hospital transplant baby urges feds to change cochlear implants policy
  5. Democratic gubernatorial nominee in spotlight at Labor Day Parade
  6. Pirates notebook: Sanchez returns to Bucs in offensive slump
  7. Steelers know fast start could be key to upcoming season
  8. Toll road system traces roots to Pittsburgh and Pennsylvania Turnpike
  9. On border of Westmoreland, Fayette, Jacobs Creek section is sacred spot
  10. Steelers receiver Heyward-Bey looks to make most of chance
  11. Penguins confident Pouliot will be healthy, ready for camp
Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.