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Grieving mom praises Hollidaysburg police

While police officers across the nation have been given a bad rap and are the topic of much debate, I feel the need to give praise to my local police department.

Five months ago, the unimaginable happened.

My son, Tyler Slippy, was brutally attacked and murdered in his home while sleeping.

The entire community was in shock and disbelief, and many doubted that the Hollidaysburg Police Department had the ability or experience to solve this crime.

Nothing could be further from the truth.

While they had help from the state police and other local police departments, these men and women from the Hollidaysburg Police Department exceeded everyone’s expectations.

They adopted Tyler as their own; he was their son, their brother.

They worked beyond their scheduled hours, into the weekends, and they did not stop until the suspect was found. District Attorney Pete Weeks, Detective Jeff Friday and Chief of Police Rodney Estep worked diligently and left no stone unturned.

I would especially like to commend Chief Rodney Estep.

He was with me every step of the way. He checked in with me, kept me updated and informed, patiently listened to my doubts and fears, and talked me off the edge a few times.

He cried with me, prayed with me and for me, and shared my pain, as if Tyler were his own brother.

The entire community of Hollidaysburg has lifted me, supported me, prayed for me.

While I’ve lost my beautiful son, I’ve gained a new hope in humanity.

Thanks to all who have helped and who continue to help me through this difficult time.

Kathy Beigle

HollidaysburgWhile police officers across the nation have been given a bad rap and are the topic of much debate, I feel the need to give praise to my local police department.

Five months ago, the unimaginable happened.

My son, Tyler Slippy, was brutally attacked and murdered in his home while sleeping.

The entire community was in shock and disbelief, and many doubted that the Hollidaysburg Police Department had the ability or experience to solve this crime.

Nothing could be further from the truth.

While they had help from the state police and other local police departments, these men and women from the Hollidaysburg Police Department exceeded everyone’s expectations.

They adopted Tyler as their own; he was their son, their brother.

They worked beyond their scheduled hours, into the weekends, and they did not stop until the suspect was found. District Attorney Pete Weeks, Detective Jeff Friday and Chief of Police Rodney Estep worked diligently and left no stone unturned.

I would especially like to commend Chief Rodney Estep.

He was with me every step of the way. He checked in with me, kept me updated and informed, patiently listened to my doubts and fears, and talked me off the edge a few times.

He cried with me, prayed with me and for me, and shared my pain, as if Tyler were his own brother.

The entire community of Hollidaysburg has lifted me, supported me, prayed for me.

While I’ve lost my beautiful son, I’ve gained a new hope in humanity.

Thanks to all who have helped and who continue to help me through this difficult time.

Kathy Beigle

Hollidaysburg

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