PA State Police Announce Promotions

STATE POLICE ANNOUNCE CORPORAL PROMOTIONS

HARRISBURG – Sixteen members of the Pennsylvania State Police have been promoted to the rank of corporal, Commissioner Frank E. Pawlowski announced today.

Following are the newly promoted corporals, their previous assignments, new assignments and their year of enlistment:

–      Thomas L. Appleman of Shickshinny, Luzerne County; Bureau of Criminal Investigation; Troop M, Trevose; 1993;

–      Frank S. Balchune Jr. of Duryea, Luzerne County; Troop T, Pocono; Troop K, Skippack; 1992;

–      Kevin A. Campbell of Huntingdon, Huntingdon County; Troop G, Huntingdon; Troop J, Avondale; 1994;

–      Frank C. Debellis of Bernville, Berks County; Troop M, Fogelsville; Troop M, Trevose; 1994;

–      Gerhard M. Goodyear of Indiana, Indiana County; will remain with Bureau of Criminal Investigation; 1994;

–      Mark J. Grove of Chambersburg, Franklin County; will remain with Troop H, Chambersburg; 1992;

–      James B. Kerrick of Athens, Bradford County; Troop P, Towanda; Troop R, Gibson; 1993;

–      Shane W. Lash of Ford City, Armstrong County; Troop D, Kittanning; Bureau of Criminal Investigation; 1993;

–      John P. Lavrich of Mill Hall, Clinton County; Troop F, Lamar; Bureau of Criminal Investigation; 1993;

–      Edward R. Lloyd Jr. of Millersburg, Dauphin County; Troop H, Lykens; Troop H, Newport; 1991;

–      James S. Lupey of Waterfall, Fulton County; Bureau of Training and Education; Troop M, Trevose; 1994;

–      Jeffrey R. Martin of Volant, Lawrence County; Troop D, New Castle; Troop C, Kane; 1991;

–      Brendan P. McAnally of Lancaster, Lancaster County; Bureau of Training and Education; Troop J, Avondale; 1993;

–      Craig J. McKean of Darlington, Beaver County; Troop D, Beaver; Troop D, New Castle; 1986;

–      Christopher Wegrzynowicz of Warrior Run, Luzerne County; Troop P, Shickshinny; Troop R, Blooming Grove; 1993;

–      Kevin J. Werkmeister of Muncy, Lycoming County; Troop F, Montoursville; Troop M, Trevose; 1994.

State Police ranks are cadet, trooper, corporal, sergeant, lieutenant, captain, major, lieutenant colonel and colonel.

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STATE POLICE ANNOUNCE SERGEANT PROMOTIONS

HARRISBURG – Nine members of the Pennsylvania State Police have been promoted to the rank of sergeant, Commissioner Frank E. Pawlowski announced today.

Following are the newly promoted sergeants, their previous assignments, new assignments and their year of enlistment:

–      Leonardo Becerra of Kennett Square, Chester County; Troop J, Avondale; Troop K, Media, 1992;

–      Danny J. Fry of Harrisburg, Dauphin County; will remain with Bureau of Criminal Investigation; 1994;

–      Joseph M. Gabryluk III of Lititz, Lancaster County; Troop J, Lancaster; Troop E, Erie; 1994;

–      Rachel E. Graham of Valencia, Butler County; will remain with Bureau of Integrity and Professional Standards; 2003;

–      Sean P. Jennings of Gouldsboro, Lackawanna County; Troop N, Swiftwater; Troop M, Bethlehem; 1995;

–      Sherman D. Shadle IV of Jersey Shore, Clinton County; Troop F, Montoursville; Troop C, Kane; 1996;

–      Gregory A. Wirth of Thompsontown, Juniata County; will remain with Troop J, Embreeville; 1992;

–      Andrea Young of Frackville, Schuylkill County; Bureau of Research and Development; Troop N, Hazleton; 1995;

–      William R. Zuk Jr. of Whitehall Township, Lehigh County; Troop M, Bethlehem; Troop K, Philadelphia; 1993.

State Police ranks are cadet, trooper, corporal, sergeant, lieutenant, captain, major, lieutenant colonel and colonel.

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STATE POLICE PROMOTE MARTY B. ZEAMER TO LIEUTENANT

HARRISBURG:  State Police Commissioner Frank E. Pawlowski has promoted Marty B. Zeamer of West Hempfield Township, Lancaster County, to lieutenant and assigned him to the State Police Bureau of Research and Development.

Zeamer, 49, most recently served as station commander at Troop T, Bowmansville.

A native of Columbia, Lancaster County, Zeamer enlisted in the State Police in 1988.  Following his training at the State Police Academy in Hershey, he was assigned to Troop K, Media.

As he progressed through the ranks, Zeamer also served at stations in Lancaster, Ephrata, Honesdale, Embreeville and Newville and with the Bureau of Emergency and Special Operations.  He was promoted to corporal in 1993 and to sergeant in 2003.

Zeamer and his wife, Christina, a native of Columbia, have two sons, Marty II, 26, and Joseph, 22.

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STATE POLICE PROMOTE MICHAEL TROXELL TO LIEUTENANT

HARRISBURG:  State Police Commissioner Frank E. Pawlowski has promoted Michael L. Troxell of Curwensville, Clearfield County, to lieutenant and assigned him to the State Police Department Discipline Office in Harrisburg.

Troxell, 44, most recently served in the Systems and Process Review Division of the State Police Bureau of Integrity and Professional Standards.  He was based in Hollidaysburg.

A native of Irvona, Clearfield County, Troxell enlisted in the State Police in 1988.  Following his training at the State Police Academy in Hershey, he was assigned to Troop G, Rockview.

As he progressed through the ranks, Troxell also served at stations in Philipsburg, Ridgway and Clearfield and with the Bureau of Research and Development.  He was promoted to corporal in 1993 and to sergeant in 2000.

Troxell served in the U.S. Army from 1985-1988 and is a 2009 graduate of the Northwestern University School of Police Staff and Command.

Troxell is married to the former Rhonda Gallaher, a native of Irvona.  They have three children:  Megan, 20; Paden, 17; and Jordan, 15.

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STATE POLICE PROMOTE JEFFREY E. FRIEDEL TO LIEUTENANT

HARRISBURG:  State Police Commissioner Frank E. Pawlowski has promoted Jeffrey E. Friedel of Palmyra, Lebanon County, to lieutenant and named him assistant director of the Investigation and Operational Support Division in the State Police Bureau of Forensic Services.

Friedel, 41, most recently served as supervisor of the Automated Fingerprint Identification System/Latent Print Section in the Bureau of Forensic Services.

A native of Harrisburg, Dauphin County, Friedel enlisted in the State Police in 1991.  Following his training at the State Police Academy in Hershey, he was assigned to Troop L, Frackville.  He later served at Troop H, Harrisburg, before joining the Bureau of Forensic Services.

Friedel was promoted to corporal in 2002 and to sergeant in 2006.

Friedel received an associate’s degree in criminal justice from Harrisburg Area Community College in 1990.  He also received training through the Penn State Police Executive Development program.

Friedel and his wife, Victoria, a native of Temple, Berks County, have two sons:  Connor, 11, and Christian, 9.


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