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Harold Trout          

Sep.10, 2004 Oct. 13, 2004 Oct. 29, 2004 Feb. 17, 2005

2006-1

Harold Trout, a retired Sergeant of the Pennsylvania State Police relates his early years as a Pennsylvania State Trooper and as Pennsylvania Motor Policeman. (1937-1966)

Yes
Shelly Leavens
BIOGRAPHY
approx 9hrs.

Pete Buchan        

11/16/2004
2004-1

Pete Buchan, a retired Sergeant of the Pennsylvania State Police recalls his experience at the Training School on CoCoa Avenue in Hershey and his field duties. (1959-1989)

Yes
Amy Baldanari approx
2 hrs. 33 mins.

Charles Covage      

9/13/2005
2005-4

Charles Covage, a retired Corporal of the Pennsylvania State Police shares his experience at the Training School on CoCoa Avenue in Hershey and his 25 years with the PSP Rodeo (1946-1972)

Yes

Bob Gerken
BIOGRAPHY
approx 1hr.
1/27/2005
2005-1

William Grooms, a retired Major of the Pennsylvania State Police shares his World War II military (Air Corps) and over 35 years experience as a State Police Trooper (1942-1977)

Yes

Shelly Leavens
BIOGRAPHY
approx 5hrs.
1/17/2007
2007-1

John Hamborsky, a retired Sergeant of the Pennsylvania State Police shares his experience at the Academy in Hershey and his field assignments. (1967-1996)

Yes

Cpl.Bob Mertz
(psp, retired)
BIOGRAPHY
approx 1hr. 40 mins.
Dec 02, 2004
Dec 10, 2004
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Thomas Hanus, a retired Lieutenant of the Pennsylvania State Police recalls his early years of training, uniform changes and Pennsylvania State Police issued equipment. (1956-1984)

Yes

Shelly Leavens
BIOGRAPHY
approx 4hrs.
1/23/2007
2007-2

Richard J. Kara, a retired Corporal of the Pennsylvania State Police recollects his Academy training and his involvement in the State Police Rodeo. (1962-1995)

Yes

Cpl.Bob Mertz
(psp, retired)
BIOGRAPHY
approx 2hrs. 40 mins.
11/16/2006
2006-2

Ronald W. Kratzer, a retired Sergeant of the Pennsylvania State Police compares the organization during his career with today's Department. (1955-1985)

Yes

Cpl.Bob Mertz
(psp, retired)
BIOGRAPHY
approx 3hrs.
2006
2006-3

Charles Lutz, a retired Corporal of the Pennsylvania State Police shares his career  memories as a Pennsylvania State Trooper. (1949-1980)

Yes

Cpl.Bob Mertz
(psp, retired)
BIOGRAPHY
55 mins.
2006
2006-6

John McKenna, a retired Captain of the Pennsylvania State Police shares his experiences during his assignments at numerous sub stations, his early wages and his work schedules during his career.  (1954)

Yes

Bob Gerken
BIOGRAPHY
approx 1hr.
3/10/2005
2005-2

Edward Singer, a retired Corporal of the Pennsylvania State Police highlights his career as a Pennsylvania State Trooper. (1947-1984)

Yes

Sgt.Pete Buchan
(psp, retired)
BIOGRAPHY
48 mins.
pending

pending

Richard Skillman, a retired Corporal of the Pennsylvania State Police recalls various aspects of his job as a Pennsylvania State Trooper. (1946-1984)

Yes

Tpr. Al Vish
(psp, retired) BIOGRAPHY
approx 2hrs.
6/27/2006
2006-4

Virginia Smith, a retired Major of the Pennsylvania State Police relates her experiences as female cadet during the tough training at the Academy and field duties as a Pennsylvania State Trooper. (1975-2000)

Yes

Shelly Leavens
BIOGRAPHY
approx 3hrs. 20 mins.
5/31/2007
2007-3

Lyle Szupinka, a retired Major of the Pennsylvania State Police recalls the Camp Hill Prison Riot and the hijacking and crashing of United Flight 93 on September 11, 2001, in addition to his involvement in other incidents as a Pennsylvania State Trooper. (1968-2005)

Yes

Cpl.Bob Mertz
(psp, retired)
BIOGRAPHY
approx 2hrs.
3/17/2005
2005-3

Thomas Tridico, a retired Sergeant elaborates on his 34 years of distinguished service with the Pennsylvania State Police. He recalls some of the major cases and events that occurred throughout his career. (1947-1981)

Yes

Sgt.Pete Buchan
(psp, retired)
BIOGRAPHY
approx 1hr.
Jun 12, 2006
Jun/13, 2006
2006-5

Albert Vish, a retired Trooper, relates insightful information about the Pennsylvania State Police Camp Cadet Program for youths.  (1967-1992)

Yes

Shelly Leavens
BIOGRAPHY
approx 3hrs. 20 mins.
2006
2006-7

Rocco P. Urella, a retired Commissioner, comments about why he recruited the first females into the Pennsylvania State Police and his gambling arrests.  (1938-1973)

Yes

Cpl.Bob Mertz
(psp, retired)
BIOGRAPHY
approx 1hr.

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