Lehighton Chief of Police Matthew Bender, centers, accepts certificate from Lehighton Borough Council President Grant Hunsicker, left, in appreciation for his work with the department, including increasing bicycle and foot patrols in the borough. Bender informed the council he will be taking a one-year leave effective this month to serve with the Army Reserves in Iraq. At right is Lehighton Mayor Donald Rehrig.
Heading to Iraq
Thursday, September 10, 2009