PSP recognizes outstanding employee contributions | State News

HARRISBURG — The Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) celebrated significant employee accomplishments and outstanding performance on Thursday.

“These awards are presented to personnel who have demonstrated acts of courage or extraordinary devotion to duty,” said Col. Robert Evanchick, Pennsylvania State Police Commissioner. “Their initiative and leadership set a standard for others and uphold the honor of the department.”

Here are the employees honored for their work performance in the region:

  • Two soldiers received the letter of recommendation from the Pennsylvania State Police Commissioner. Troop Tony J. Anthony, Troop A, Greensburg, entered a burning house to alert the owners, allowing the couple to escape safely with their two children, then reentered the house to retrieve the two dogs of the family. Corporal Craig K. Johnson, B Troop, Pittsburgh, performed CPR to save a citizen’s life. Cavalier Anthony enlisted in June 2017, Corporal Johnson in 2005.

The Commissioner’s Area Command Significant Achievement Awards were presented to a group of personnel from each Area Command for an achievement that clearly distinguishes them and enhances the prestige of the department:

  • Area II recipients are members of A Troop of the Greensburg Criminal Investigation Unit for their efforts in solving an international fraud investigation. Greensburg CIU apprehended three members of the Panama-based criminal network for defrauding elderly Pennsylvania residents of more than $400,000.

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