Spring City police chief resigns

Deidre Sherman tendered her resignation effective July 1.

Deidre Sherman, who has been the chief of the Spring City Police Department since November 1999 and is one of the only female police chiefs in Pennsylvania, will resign her position effective July 1.

Sherman's letter of resignation, dated April 15, was read at the Monday night meeting of the Spring City Borough Council by mayor Michael Weiss.

"Please be advised that effective July 1, 2011, I am hereby retiring from my employment as chief of police for the Borough of Spring City," Weiss read from Sherman's letter.

Council president Lou DiGuiseppe then asked for a motion to "accept Chief Dee's letter of resignation as read." The motion was passed unanimously by the council.

Sherman, 61, has battled health problems during her tenure. She was diagnosed with breast cancer shortly after being named chief in 1999. Last year, she underwent surgery at Fox Chase Cancer Center after an exam found a mass on her adrenal gland. 

Sherman was in attendance, but did not address the council and quickly left as the meeting was adjourned.

Patch will have additional notes from Monday's Spring City council meeting on Tuesday.

Deborah Wise May 26, 2011 at 10:09 PM
Dee, I wish you the best. You have worked very hard to do your job. I just love when people condemn others without ever walking in their shoes. I know your health will continue to be the best because of your faith. I will always be here for you and I thank you for your years of service.
Polonium 210 May 29, 2011 at 01:53 AM
Mr. Castor, thank you for responding. Based on the financial realities of the borough, its abundantly clear the borough manager and police chief gave so much for the last 30 years. They sacrificed higher paying opportunities to work for a community they care about. So I find it offensive that posters attack the chief during the twilight of her career. She deserves better and you know that.
Polonium 210 May 29, 2011 at 01:59 AM
Back to the issue of the part-time officer and all the accolades....well deserved I'm sure. But please keep it in context. The chief survived in a male dominated work force, drove to domestics and bar fights in a town that was well known for being rough and tumble after midnight. Back in the 1980's she also stood in the scorching sun and freezing cold directing traffic at the knitting mill. The chief asked for nothing in return except an opportunity to serve as long as she could. So knowing the real history of bravery and dedication, the chief deserves the support of the entire community. She certainly has mine.
The Matrix June 14, 2011 at 07:11 PM
Sgt. James Wyatt has been in charge of the department now for a few weeks. Personally I think he is doing a great job. He is a natural leader with an abundance of police expirience and knowledge. I think council needs to take action to appoint him the next chief of police immediately!!!!!
Fred Kelly December 01, 2012 at 10:08 AM
Jim wyatt is rat bastard, who would put him in charge. Oh wait a two time dui offender of a mayor. Remember me former ofc. Kelly


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