Trooper Russ Cote Honored at Borough Special Event on Monday Evening

Monday evening the Board of Warden and Burgess’ for Jewett City gathered for their regular meeting on Monday evening. Normal Borough business was on tap like tax refunds as requested by Leona Sharkey, the Resident State Troopers report from from the Borough’s Resident State Trooper, TFC Adam Chittick, as well as other pieces of business that needed tending to.

Last night was also the evening that the Borough and it’s leadership paid tribute to TFC Russ Cote who left for another assignment and no longer a resident Trooper for Jewett City.  Since the Borough vote in May, it was decided by the voters or “Freeman” as they are called in the Charter to go back down to only one Resident Trooper.

Borough Warden Al Geer planned a small ceremony for Trooper Cote at the meeting where refreshments were served.  Cote was presented with a plaque thanking him for his services to the borough.  Trooper Cote was assigned to the Borough for exactly one year as he replaced the outgoing Jay McCarthy who was also re-assigned.

Ironically, the day after Trooper Cote was put into his new assignment, he was back in Jewett City once again covering a traffic issue on Slater Ave where a utility pole was struck by a pick up truck.

 

Photo Credit:  Kevin Skulczyck