Bucks County District Attorney David Heckler has ruled the shooting death of a Feasterville man justifiable. 50-year-old Kenneth Phillip was killed by a Northampton Township police officer last month less than an hour after he murdered his wife with a shotgun as she sat in the front seat of her car. The daughter of the victim was in the passenger seat of the vehicle as her mother was killed.
“To Protect and Serve” and “Duty, Service, and Integrity” are some notable police department slogans around the region and nation. Upper Gwynedd Township Police Department unveiled a new slogan that serves a message to the people it protects. Sergeant John Brinkmann says, the upper Gwynedd Township Police Department’s new slogan is “community first”
“Talk amongst our officers and higher ups, we came up with a slogan that basically sums up what we do in Upper Gwynedd Township, and that is to serve the community to best of our abilities. It’s important to put the communities concerns at the forefront when performing our duties.”
The “community first” slogan is now visible on the front bumper of all Upper Gwynedd Township Police vehicles.
Five fire companies respond to a house fire Sunday evening, just after six in Upper Gwynedd Township on Wissahickon Avenue. Fire officials say a 31-year-old man was able to escape the blaze. The man, who rents a second floor room in the home, heard a noise. When he looked outside he saw flames on the side of the house. Fire officials are still investigating the fire. No one was injured.
The Hatfield Volunteer Fire Company was called to the first block of
West Vine Street late Tuesday afternoon when a driver lost control of his
car and hit a gold Taurus, which was parked next to a home. The impact
pushed the Taurus against the home's gas meter. According to officials,
the parked Taurus blocked the car from crahsing into the home.
One witness reportedly heard the driver say he fell asleep behind
the wheel. The driver of the car was taken to Abington Health Lansdale Hosital to be
treated for unknown injuries. Fire officials closed some streets near
the scene of the crash until the incident was deemed to be under control.