Commissioners Honor Trooper Alex Douglass

The Lackawanna County Commissioners recognized Trooper Alex Douglass with a proclamation for his perseverance, courage and commitment to a full recovery from the injuries he sustained in the line of duty. Trooper Douglass was severely wounded in an ambush on September 12, 2014 at the Blooming Grove State Police Barracks. A 10-year State Police veteran, Trooper Douglass is a recipient of the Pennsylvania State Police Purple Heart and is also an avid marathon runner and cyclist.

L-r Commissioner Patrick M. O’Malley and Trooper Douglass.

Lackawanna County’s Veterans Affairs Office Honored

The Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs recently recognized the Lackawanna County Veterans Affairs staff with a service award for five consecutive years of outstanding recovery of veterans’ benefits claims processing. The office is one of the top ranked in the State.

Participating in the awards ceremony were, l – r, Commissioners Jim Wansacz; Anissa Akulonis, Veterans Services Coordinator and Officer; Robert Tuffy, Veterans Affairs Director; Commissioner Patrick M. O’Malley, Steuart Bailey, Veterans Affairs Office Assistant; David Eisele, Veterans Services Officer; and Commissioner Edward G. Staback.

Commissioners Honor Jimmy Brozzetti

The Lackawanna County Commissioners presented a proclamation to Jimmy Brozzetti, Dunmore, for his unselfish and life-long commitment to helping children and area youth organizations. An avid New York Yankees fan, Mr. Brozzetti has worked with the team to coordinate several fundraisers to support area service organizations involved in improving the quality of life of our County’s youngsters. He was a driving force in the Legends Game at PNC Field, the KRW Foundation’s “Party With The Pros,” and the development of Strawberry Field in Peckville.

L-r, Commissioner Edward G. Staback, Commissioner Jim Wansacz, Mr. Brozzetti, and Commissioner Patrick M. O’Malley.