PSTA issues statement regarding passing of Trooper Donald C. Brackett

Trooper Donald C. Brackett

Pennsylvania State Troopers Association (PSTA) President David Kennedy today issued the following statement regarding the passing of Trooper First Class Donald C. Brackett. “Our prayers and condolences go to the family of Trooper Donald C. Brackett. Trooper Brackett will forever be remembered as an extraordinary individual and a hero. Trooper Brackett’s oath was to serve…

UPMC plan to restrict health care benefits for Pa. troopers is flat-out wrong

Pennsylvania state troopers accept the dangers of their job. So do our loved ones. It’s the price we pay for seeking to serve our communities. But we cannot accept when a so-called nonprofit tries to restrict the health care benefits for active and retired troopers and their families. That’s exactly what will happen if behemoth…

PA Jeer, Cheer Supreme Court Union Ruling

Pennsylvania unions and business groups react to today’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling that said government employees cannot be forced to contribute money to unions that represent their respective work sectors. Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf:  “The Court’s decision is a major step backward for working families and the middle class. For generations, unions in our country…

Keeping up to speed: Local law enforcement officials want radar for speed enforcement

In the U.S., only one of the 50 states does not allow local police to use radar to enforce speed limits. You’re living in it. Pennsylvania. Pennsylvania State Police do use radar. But by law, municipal police may not use radar, even though it is much more efficient than the line of sight timing (LOST…

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