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Officer's Retirement Marked With Honors

Retiring Lower Pottsgrove Police Officer Kathy Foltz receives an award of appriciation from department Chief Michael Shade.

Retiring Lower Pottsgrove Police Officer Kathy Foltz receives an award of appriciation from department Chief Michael Shade.

SANATOGA PA – Kathy Foltz, former Lower Pottsgrove (PA) Township police officer and relatively new nurse, says she doesn’t like having her picture taken. She put up with cameras and popping flashes Monday night (Feb. 2, 2009) though, as she smiled and shook hands while receiving a variety of honors upon her retirement.

Foltz left her more than 13-year policing career behind Jan. 20 (2009), leaving the department where she served as its first-ever female officer, to join the medical profession. To mark the occasion the department, the township Board of Commissioners, and both the Pennsylvania House and Senate offered awards, certificates, commemorative proclamations, and their collective good wishes.

Township Police Chief Michael Shade called her an “invaluable” officer who had served the department, and township residents, well. Lower Pottsgrove’s state representative, Thomas Quiqley, and state Sen. John Rafferty, cited her dedicated public service and earlier designation as township officer of the year.

The soft-spoken Foltz was cheery through it all, appreciative of the accolades, and happiest when the shutters closed.

State Rep. Tom Quigley presents one of two Pennsylavnia legislative citations to Kathy Foltz.

State Rep. Tom Quigley presents one of two Pennsylavnia legislative citations to Kathy Foltz.

Related (to the Lower Pottsgrove Board of Commissioners’ Feb. 2 meeting):

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