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Fyock to lead state sheriffs' association

on August 05, 2014 10:55 AM

Indiana County Sheriff Robert Fyock has been named president of the Pennsylvania Sheriffs’ Association for 2014-15.

Fyock took the oath of the office July 25 at the 92nd annual sheriff’s conference in Warren. President Judge Maureen Skerda, of the Warren County Common Pleas Court, administered the oath.

Fyock is the second sheriff from Indiana County to lead the statewide organization. Sheriff Paul W. Jefferies held the post in 1957.

“It was truly humbling and one of my greatest honors to be elected to serve as president of the Pennsylvania Sheriffs’ Association,” Fyock said in a release.

He said he is looking forward to working with the current and newly elected officers of the association and each of the 67 county sheriffs in the commonwealth.

“With the recent passage of new legislation, we are now able to receive additional training for sheriffs and deputies, which will establish more uniform procedures and policies that will conform to other law enforcement agencies,” Fyock said. “We will continue to work toward having additional legislation passed, which would finally establish the authority of the sheriff and to hopefully be able to enforce the laws of the commonwealth in each and every county the same as other law enforcement agencies.”

Fyock was elected in 2003 and re-elected in 2007 and 2011 to serve as the 49th sheriff of Indiana County.

PHOTO: Sheriff Robert Fyock was sworn in by Judge Maureen Skerda. (Submitted photo)

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