16 January 2015

On This Day: Sadsbury looses police department

Sadsbury Township, Lancaster County, lost its police department On This Day in 1994. Unfortunately this story is not unique to Sadsbury Township. Several other municipalities in Southern Lancaster County faced the same situation. They all had one man police departments and when that person passed the municipalities simply folded up the police departments. It was 21 years ago when Chief of Police Frank R Eckman (yes, there is a relation! See Funeral Card Friday posttoday) passed away. At that time the PA State Police (PSP) assumed law enforcement responsibilities.  

On This Day is a prompt I started this month to further explore historical events. I will make every effort to keep events localized to that of my research or research I am conducting for others. However, from time to time, it will simply be a subject that captured my attention. Some posts will be brief while others may be more detailed.

© Jeanne Ruczhak-Eckman, 2015
Locations listed are located in Pennsylvania (USA), unless otherwise noted in post.