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All In A Blizzard’s Work For Township Police

Township police and neighbors help dig a path for an ambulance crew during the snowy weekend

SANATOGA PA – A Lower Pottsgrove resident who needed medical assistance during the weekend snow storm (Jan. 23-25, 2016) got above-and-beyond help from the township police department, Chief Michael Foltz reported Sunday (Jan. 24) on Facebook, after officers successfully captured an escaping bad guy only a short time earlier.

Patrolmen Scott Burnick and Kevin Black responded to the residents’ call for medical services at their home (above; the name of the family and its address were not provided) and found its driveway choked with snow. Both opened their patrol cars, brought out shovels, and started digging their way through the white stuff to ensure the medical crew could reach those in need.

“Without hesitation, the officers hopped out of the vehicles and immediately jumped into action clearing the driveway,” observer Laura Kosciolek Gale added in a comment on the chief’s status update. “A few neighbors also lent a hand to give the ambulance crew easy access. A job well done by all involved,” she wrote.

Foltz said the same two officers were responsible, just a short time before being called for the medical emergency, in pursuing and apprehending “a wanted subject on foot through almost 2.5 feet of snow.”

Photo from Lower Pottsgrove Police via Facebook

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