Law Enforcement & Civilian Personnel

May 12, 2016 Press Release

DA Steele congratulates, from left,  Sergeant Stephen T. Gillen, Upper Gwynedd Township Police Department; Towamencin Township Officers James Hanrahan and Michael Seider;  Officer Joel Greco, Lansdale Borough Police Department; and Sergeant Dean A. Miller, Lansdale Borough Police Department
For the successful resolution of a hostage situation on July 23, 2015, involving Andrew Cooper, who took his parents hostage in a plan to harm them and police


Officer Warren M. Young, Lower Merion Township Police Department
For rescuing an injured man trapped in a vehicle following an accident on Oct. 27, 2015, at Liberty Gas Station in Lower Merion.


Officer Daniel Rose, Montgomery Township Police Department
For rescuing a female victim with a gunshot wound to the head from her apartment at Karen’s Court on April 30, 2015.


From left, Tara Willis, Ashley Thompson and Stacy Sweinhart from the Laurel House Domestic Abuse Response Team
For supporting victims of violence and for working to end domestic violence in our community.


Officer James McCue, Lower Pottsgrove Township Police Department
Was intentionally struck by a car on April 16, 2015, after what began as a routine traffic stop for erratic driving.


Detective Michael Henricks, East Norriton Township Police Department, and Detective Sergeant Raymond D. Bechtel, III, Upper Providence Township Police Department
For investigating predators who were using the Internet to lure and sexually assault children.


Detective Mark Wickersham and Detective Brooke Fisher, Pottstown Borough Police Department
For the long-term investigation that connected two Pottstown shootings in November 2014 with an obliterated serial number handgun and the defendant.


Probation Officers Michael Poust and Probation Officer Jennifer Hall, Montgomery County Adult Probation; and Officer Timothy Roeder, West Pottsgrove Township Police Department
For quick thinking during a probation visit that led to the defendant giving up crucial evidence in the murder of Lori Marie Sheridan on Dec. 1, 2015.


Officers Richard Hough and William Lynch, Philadelphia Police Department—25th District
For a traffic stop that resulted in the arrest of Khaleef Jones and Daquan Hamilton for a Dec. 27, 2013, shooting and murder of George Hashimbey in Pottstown.


Officer Matthew McCarthy and Officer James Burke (not pictured), Philadelphia Police Department—26th District
For locating and arresting wanted suspect Richard Collins for the March 20, 2015, murder of Artie Bradley in Pottstown.

Officer Glenn Muntzer and Officer Tobias Fisher, Upper Merion Township Police Department
For resuscitating an electrocuted construction worker using an alternate CPR technique on April 13, 2015, at The Court at King of Prussia site.

Lieutenant Francis X. Wheatley and Chief Michael Beaty, retiring from the Whitemarsh Township Police Department
For 30 years of service and leadership to the law enforcement community and the citizens of Whitemarsh Township.


Sergeant Mark A. Stead, Lower Providence Township Police Department
Overall commendation for great work throughout his career, including with the NOPE Program.


Marissa Wadsworth
For dedication to the NOPE Program and sharing the story of her son T.J.’s overdose death in the hopes of preventing it from happening to other families.