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Welcome to the official website of the Municipality of Bethel Park. Bethel Park is situated in the south hills of Pittsburgh, and is host to a diverse variety of housing, shopping and transportation needs. Please, browse our site to find out about all of the great services the Municipality of Bethel Park has to offer. Check back frequently to keep up to date with all of the latest events, programs and meetings going on in our community. Bethel Park is a great place to live in, shop at and visit.
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My Partner, “Officer Joey Fabus” by Officer Tom Rigatti
On Tuesday June 24, 2014, 8 year old Joey Fabus was sworn in to the Bethel Park Police Department by District Judge Ron Arnoni. Witnessing the event were his parents, siblings, aunts, uncles, grandmother and a lot of Bethel Park Police Officers, most of which were off duty at the time. There were members of the Upper St. Clair Police Department, the Pittsburgh Police Department, Officer Modrak from the Bethel Park School District, Mayor Jack Allen and members of Bethel Park Council in attendance. The most impressive part being that there were so many kind and caring residents that attended as well just to support Joey and his family. Even Bethel Park’s Channel 7 Director Dave Cable was on hand with his crew to film the events and make a special video for Officer Joey.
To regress a bit, Joey Fabus is an 8 year old boy with an inoperable brain tumor. His father contacted me and explained his son’s prognosis. He stated that Joey really wanted to be a police officer, that it was his dream. I quickly talked to Chief Mackey and was given permission to set up the opportunity and make it a reality. Chief Mackey was very supportive of this, even though there were concerns of safety for Joey. The Chief basically said, “Make it happen and make sure he enjoys the experience”. I began setting up the event; first by making an itinerary and then by inviting people to be a part of the day. I then sent a message to my co workers and explained the reasoning for this day. Quickly, many officers stated that they wanted to be there in support of Joey and his family. Then the amazing part happened, I notified the Crime Watch members via email, told them of the events that were going to take place and asked them to be a part of this special day. I asked them to be at the Community Center to support Joey and his family. When Joey and I walked through the front door at the Community Center, I was overwhelmed by how many people set aside some time to help make this day very special for Joey! I can never thank you all enough. All of you stayed and watched Mayor Jack Allen proclaim the day “Joey Fabus Day”. There was a lot of love and support in the community center and it was amazing to be a part of it all!
I want to take this opportunity to thank Chief Mackey for his support and guidance in making this day so special and memorable for Joey and his family. I want to thank my co workers who were there for Joey and his family. Joey commented that it was great to meet all of you! He really loved the opportunity to take pictures with his heroes and you should all know that you made a difference in his life. Thanks also to District Judge Ron Arnoni for opening his courtroom and really going above and beyond for the Fabus family, as well as Judge Arnoni’s staff who were very accommodating and understanding. Thank you to Mayor Jack Allen, who has already proven that he is a great representative for Bethel Park. Thank you to the Council members that were in attendance. I also want to thank my daughter Mia who agreed to be my “violator” and was a good sport through the whole event. But most of all, I want to thank the Bethel Park Community for once again proving that Bethel Park is a special place to live and work!
My partner, Joey Fabus and I had a great day together. He had a smile from ear to ear during the entire adventure. He may have been a little shy at first, but he quickly gained confidence and did a great job! I have to say that my favorite moment of the day was when Joey said to me that “this was the best day of my life!” and then gave me a hug. It was a very emotional day, and I was honored to be a part of it. I encourage people to continue to pray for Joey and his family, remember… Miracles do happen!
If you would like to donate to the family as they certainly can use it, here is how you can help:
Donations can be made by check to:
Little Joey's Army
1431 GRANDIN Ave
Pittsburgh Pa 15216
Or check out our site
Links to other coverage of the day:
Police 1 . com : http://www.officer.com/news/11534047/pa-boy-with-brain-tumor-made-police-officer-for-day
COOL SPRINGS DONATES $50,000 TO
THE BETHEL PARK VOLUNTEER FIRE COMPANY
At the June 9, 2014 Regular Council Meeting Brian Shanahan and his staff from Cool Springs, Inc. presented a check in the amount of $50,000 to members of the Bethel Park Volunteer Fire Company. The funds will be used to help furnish the new fire station on Brightwood Road.
Watch the presentation: http://youtu.be/8dfonv6Gib0
If any other organization or individual would like to donate to the Bethel Park Volunteer Fire Company they can do so here: http://www.bethelparkvfc.com/donate/
BETHEL PARK FARMERS’ MARKET
Tuesday 's 3:00pm-7:00pm
Bethel Park Community Center Parking Lot
Shop returning and new vendors for gorgeous hanging baskets, bedding plants, herbs, organic beef, wine, breads, salsa, infused oil and vinegar, pasta/sauce, fudge kettle corn and more!
Call 412-851-2910 for more information