I was alerted to this situation by a commenter under yesterday’s post. This is a tragedy and the police and all first responders are in shock. If I learn this officer’s name, I am not going to report it at this time. Hopefully, after the initial shock and pain subside, this can used to encourage people who are suicidal to get help.
— I am very sorry to report that this has been confirmed as a suicide.
A DEATH ON THE FORCE
I am sorry for all of those who knew the deceased. The police are being very careful not to name the officer who died or his cause of death – but the public has a right to know – and the below Facebook pages are open for the public to read. The chief needs to issue a statement.
From Lancaster City Police Officer Michael Gerace:
From his wife, Jennifer Gerace’s Facebook page:
This is Karen Mansfield of the District Attorney’s office responding to retired city police officer Chris Depatto:
*** BREAKING NEWS ***
CITY OFFICER DIES
Lancaster City Police Chief Jarrad Berkihiser has updated his Facebook profile picture per the above as have a number of Lancaster City Police Officers. Someone on the force has died. The name and cause of death is not known at this time.
RELOCATION OF PERSONS
The Lancaster Newspapers never reported on Judge David Ashworth’s final order on Friday regarding the city’s Complaint and Motion for a Temporary Injunction against landlord Dwain London Sr. It is below. What is the city doing about #5 and I will come back to the city’s huge lie during these proceedings later today.