At approximately 4:15 PM yesterday, one of our officers was injured in the line of duty while assisting Brackenridge’s Police Department. He was taken to a local hospital for recovery. I am happy to report that our injured officer has been released from the hospital and is recovering at home with his family.

My sincere and heartfelt condolences to Chief McIntire’s family on the tragic passing of such a courageous man. The loss of a colleague, fellow police officer, and friend deeply saddens me. His sacrifice will be forever remembered, and I hope that the outpouring of love to his family will help in some small way during this extremely difficult time.

Thank you to all the police and emergency personnel who responded to the call yesterday. Your dedication in the line of duty is beyond the call of duty, and we are immeasurably indebted to you

-William Vakulick
Tarentum Borough Chief of Police