Monday, February 11, 2013
Members of the Upper Southampton Police Department received commendations at last week's board of supervisors meeting.
- POLICE & FIRE
Monday, February 11
When a house on Stephen Way caught fire last November, the homeowner refused to leave his home as it burned around him. It took the efforts of five police officers and additional fire department personnel to enter the house's rear basement entrance, find the resident and carry him outside to safety. Those officers and other members of the Upper Southampton Police Department received citations and commendations for their efforts to maintain public safety at the township's board of supervisors meeting last week. The awards handed out include:
Friday, April 15, 2011
Officials said Officer Richard Lizzio was found in his patrol car Friday morning, following a self-inflicted gun shot wound.
Flags around the township are flying at half-staff in honor of an Upper Southampton police officer found dead early Friday morning. Just after 8:30 a.m., Officer Richard Lizzio, a 24-year veteran of the Upper Southampton police force was found in his patrol car, which was parked at the Jesus Focus Ministry. Upper Southampton Chief of Police Ron MacPherson said Ofc. Lizzio was a firearms instructor for the department as well as an officer in charge, a position that often required him to stand in for an off-duty sergeant. “He was a valuable member of our team,” said MacPherson. “He will be sorely missed.” Lizzio was on duty at the time of the incident, but was not answering a call at the church. MacPherson said Lizzio was found in his …
Sunday, December 19, 2010
Det. James Schirmer brings a broad skill set to his new position within the department.
If you are caught in the commission of a crime in Upper Southampton Township, try to request that a detective other than the department's newest appointee conduct the interrogation. Det. James Schirmer, who was promoted by the department in early December, already has over 80 hours of advanced training in interviews and interrogation behind his new gold badge. Several of those hours were clocked during the recent homicide investigation at Kim's Nails, where Schirmer, in a training capacity, had the opportunity to work with the detectives from the Bucks County District Attorney's Office to help solve the case. "Going out on interviews with detectives, some of whom served for 20 years before they retired, only to be rehired by the District…