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November 12, 2012

Union police officer receives award

NEW CASTLE — A Union Township policeman is one of 82 officers statewide who received the 2011 Top Gun Award.

The Top Gun is presented to officers and troopers from across the state who have made more than 50 driving-under-the-influence arrests in 2011.

David McBride, 30, a patrolman with the township for two years, received the award Nov. 1 at a ceremony in State College marking the 33rd year for the recognition.

McBride was the only Lawrence County officer to receive the award this year.

McBride made 54 arrests spanning a nine-month period from Feb. 1 through Oct. 31, 2011. Of those, 21 were drug-related and 33 were alcohol-related offenses.

McBride has been a patrolman for Union since December 2010.

He also has served as the police chief of Little Beaver Township since 2007 and was hired in September as a patrolman in New Wilmington.

He has been a police officer for nine years, having formerly worked for the Lawrence County sheriff’s office and the Northwest Lawrence County Regional Police Department.

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