WEIRTON - Marc W. DeAngelo and Jeremiah Fernbaugh were sworn in as probationary patrolmen during ceremonies Tuesday morning in Weirton City Council chambers.
DeAngelo is the son of Marc and Linda DeAngelo, of Swearingen Hill. A 2008 graduate of Weir High, he will graduate in December from West Liberty University with a degree in criminal justice.
Fernbaugh, son of Teresa L. Fernbaugh of Avella and the late Merkel Lincoln Fernbaugh Jr., graduated from PA Cyberschool in 2006. He's served four years in the U.S. Navy, serving as a Bowsun's Mate Petty Officer Third Class assigned to Assault Craft Unit 2, Virginia Beach.
SWORN IN — Weirton city officials gathered Tuesday to celebrate the addition of two probationary officers to Weirton’s police force. Mayor George Kondik administered the oath of office to Jeremiah Fernbaugh and Marc W. DeAngelo Tuesday in council chambers. Celebrating the hirings were, from left, Fernbaugh, Kondik, DeAngelo and Police Chief Bruce Marshall. -- Linda Harris
Mayor George Kondik administered the oath of office to the pair, telling the crowd of family, friends and well-wishers that the "dedication (the department) has to our city is second to none."
Chief Bruce Marshall said Fernbaugh and DeAngelo will fill vacancies in the ranks.
"We're budgeted for 38 officers, this brings us up to 38," he said. "We're glad to get these two guys, they're going to fit in perfectly."
The two will spend 16 weeks at the State Police Academy, beginning in January.
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