Rocco & Officer Scarlato
After over 3 1/2 years of fundraising, Lower Allen’s first K-9 team in over 41 years became a reality in 2013. On April 22nd, a reception was had for the citizens and businesses who donated money or services to the program. Rocco was also given the Oath of Office by Board of Commissioners President H. Edward Black.
The black and white photos below were provided by former New Cumberland Police Officer and current Senior MDJ Roger Estep. Judge Estep was a K-9 Officer for New Cumberland Police. A. W. “Bill” Castle was the first Lower Allen K-9 handler. The pictures and news article appeared in the Metro West Section of The Patriot News on December 31, 1969. The individual photos were obtained from the series taken by The Patriot News for the Article.