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Meehan Earns Support from Delco Police Chiefs

Meehan Earns Support from Delco Police Chiefs

Meehan praised for work with law enforcement as DA, federal prosecutor
MEDIA, PA – Pat Meehan, the Republican candidate for Congress in Pennsylvania’s 7th Congressional District, earned the endorsement today of several Delaware County police chiefs, adding to his long list of endorsements by the region’s law enforcement community.  The endorsement today is recognition of Pat Meehan’s long record of combating crime in the region and his close work with local police as Delaware County District Attorney and U.S. Attorney. 
“I am pleased to join several of my colleagues in announcing our support for Pat Meehan for Congress,” said James Magaw, Chief of Police in Trainer.  “As US Attorney and District Attorney, he was a champion for law enforcement, and his commitment to the safety and security of our citizens is unwavering.  Pat Meehan worked to tackle internet crimes, gang violence and identity theft.  We in law enforcement need Pat Meehan in Congress. He is one of us and knows firsthand the needs of the officers dedicated to protecting our region.”
“I am honored to receive the endorsement of my law enforcement colleagues,” said Pat Meehan.  “During my tenure as D.A. and U.S. Attorney, I have worked closely with police chiefs from throughout Southeastern Pennsylvania to combat crime, get illegal guns off our streets, and make our communities safer.  I look forward to building on the numerous partnerships and initiatives we created and continue my efforts to keep our streets safe.”
As U.S Attorney, Pat Meehan teamed up with the heads of other federal agencies, local police, and district attorneys’ offices to fight gun crime.  He used federal firearms laws to put away the region’s most violent criminals, and he developed a nationally recognized crime mapping program to allow, for the first time, law enforcement to share information electronically across county lines.  At least 130 homicides were solved directly because of Pat Meehan’s work with local police under federal gun laws.  Furthermore, Pat Meehan shut down gun dealers who weren’t playing by the rules, and Pat Meehan’s office did hundreds of straw purchasing prosecutions and informed the public of the substantial penalties they would face if they bought a gun for someone else’s use.
Today’s endorsement is the latest in a long list of law enforcement endorsements Meehan has received in the weeks leading up to the election.  Earlier this month, Meehan was endorsed by the  Pennsylvania State Lodge Fraternal Order of Police, which represents 41,000 law enforcement officers, the Delaware County Fraternal Order of Police, the Chester County Fraternal Order of Police and the Montgomery County Fraternal Order of Police.  Meehan was also endorsed by the region’s District Attorneys from Montgomery, Chester, Delaware, and Bucks Counties.
The following law enforcement individuals endorsed Pat at today’s event:
Robert Smythe, Chief of Police, Darby Borough
Robert Adams, Chief of Police, Collingdale
Michael Donohue, Chief of Police, Glenolden
Dennis Anderson, Chief of Police, Newtown Township
John Egan, Chief of Police, Parkside
James Magaw, Chief of Police, Trainer
Charles Howley, Police Captain, Ridley Township
Walter Senkow, Chief of Police, Clifton Heights
Sam Ziviello, Chief of Police, Delaware County Park Police and Past President of the PA Chiefs of Police Association
Eugene Guarnere, Chief of Police, Morton
Michael Chitwood, Police Superintendent, Upper Darby Township
Robert Thompson, Chief of Police, Darby Township
Robert Ruskowski, Chief of Police, Folcroft
Cliff Engel, Chief of Police, Prospect Park
John McKenna, Captain of the Criminal Investigative Division, Delaware County
Mike Greene, Delaware County DA and Chief Law Enforcement Officer of Delaware County
Joseph Daly, Chief of Police, Springfield Township
Ken Coppola, Chief of Police, Aldan
William Kelly, Chief Deputy Sherriff, Delaware County

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