Honoring Chief Jack Jones and Chief Joseph Guraby Representative Michael G. Fitzpatrick
Posted on 2013-01-15
FITZPATRICK asked and was given permission to address the House
for 1 minute.)
Mr. FITZPATRICK. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to honor two chiefs of
police from my district, both of whom are retiring after many years of
dedicated service to the district: Chief Jack Jones from Morrisville
Borough and Chief Joseph Gura from Perkasie Borough.
Chief Jones has served in law enforcement for the past 45 years. After three decades of service, he worked his way up to become chief in Morrisville in 2003. Jack knew the Morrisville community inside and out and has been loved by those who live there. Upon his retirement, he looks forward to spending time with his three daughters and seven grandchildren.
Chief Gura has spent 33 years in the Perkasie Borough police force. During his three decades, the borough's force has grown from eight officers to 18. Chief Gura has dealt with everything from bears to undercover narcotics investigations and even spent a brief time working for the Olympics. For years, Joseph has not only portrayed a top of the line work ethic but has also displayed great pride, integrity, and courage.
Both of these public servants have devoted their lives to making the community a safer place to live, work and raise a family. I am honored to speak on their behalf today, and I am proud to represent them in the United States [[Page H98]] Congress. I wish both Jack and Joseph many years of continued success and a happy retirement. Perkasie and Morrisville Boroughs will miss both their chiefs.