Legislation Honoring Scranton Police Officer John Wilding to be celebrated at Scranton Police Department Headquarters

Who: State Senator John Yudichak (I-Luzerne/Carbon), State Senator Lisa Baker (R Luzerne/Wyoming/Susquehanna/Wayne/Pike), State Senator Marty Flynn (D-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Monroe), Scranton Police Chief Thomas Carroll, Don Williams (President, Voices of JOE) and Mary Wilding (mother of Officer John Wilding).

What: A press conference will be held at the Fallen Officers’ Memorial to celebrate Senate Bill 814 – The Officer John Wilding Law – being officially enacted into law. The bill would strengthen the crimes code by adding penalties for fleeing an officer by foot to evade arrest. Seven years ago, Scranton Police Officer John Wilding lost his life in pursuit of suspects, who fled the crime scene to evade arrest.

Where: 100 S. Washington Avenue, Scranton, PA. 18503 

When: Tuesday, July 26 at 2:30 p.m.


Brad Hurley (bhurley@pasen.gov)

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