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Royersford Police Commended By New Hanover Chief

Two Royersford police were thanked for assisting during a September shooting incident.

During Tuesday's Royersford Borough Council meeting, Royersford Mayor John Guest read a letter from New Hanover Township police chief Kevin McKeon praising Royersford officers Joseph Oberholtzer and William Murphy. 

New Hanover Township officer Michael Coyle came under fire from New Hanover resident Daniel Jobson on the evening of September 15. Coyle called for assistance and approximately 20 police units from the surrounding area, including Oberholtzer and Murphy, responded. 

"Their professional manner and bravery in the face of such circumstances sets them apart as a fine example to the community and a credit to your agency," McKeon wrote.

Borough events

The meeting was otherwise brief, with a few announcements of upcoming events. 

The Royersford Halloween Parade will be held on Monday, October 22 at 7:00pm down Main Street. Main Street will be closed to traffic around 6:15pm and the parade will start at 6th Avenue. 

The Holiday Tree Lighting will be on Saturday, December 1, at 7:00pm in the parking lot next to Borough Hall. 

A Beef & Beer honoring Fire Marshal Harry Van Horn, who passed away in September, will be held on Friday, November 30 at the Royersford Fire Company. More details regarding this event will be available after it is planned out. 

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