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Wolf's state police chief nominee talks history and diversity

Wolf's state police chief nominee talks history and diversity

HARRISBURG — Once a Pennsylvania state trooper, always a Pennsylvania state trooper. So when Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf asked Tyree C. Blocker to step out of the semi-retirement he's enjoyed for 10 years to lead the Pennsylvania State Police full-time, Blocker didn't hesitate. On Monday, Wolf named Blocker, a 30-year veteran who retired as a major in 2005, to lead the agency of 4,677 troopers. If confirmed by the Senate, the Chester County resident would become the second black commissioner in the department's 110-year history. "I was honored at the opportunity the governor has presented me to rejoin an organization that I have history and experience with,"...

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