TYRONE - Three new full-time officers have joined the ranks of the Tyrone Borough Police Department.
Dustin Rhoades of Tyrone, Chad Weaver of Tyrone, and Matt McMurray of Altoona join three other full-time officers on the force, Chief John Romeo said Monday as he introduced the patrolmen to Borough Council during its regular monthly meeting.
All three have experience working in Tyrone as part-time officers, with Rhoades having worked eight years and Weaver and McMurray each serving two years.
All three completed their police training at the Indiana University of Pennsylvania Police Academy. Rhoades holds a master's degree in criminology from Mount Aloysius College, and McMurray has a bachelor's degree in criminal justice from IUP.
Council also approved the resignation of officers Cory Roland and Matthew Lutz, who have taken positions with the Logan Township Police Department.
Vilo, the Operation Our Town drug dog handled by Lutz, will go along with Lutz to Logan Township, and council approved making the necessary arrangements to transfer the drug dog equipment to that department.