Two newly hired police officers were sworn in to office by Mayor Chuck Mummert in a brief ceremony in the Elizabethtown Borough Council chamber on Monday, July 1.
Christopher R. Good and Brooke K. English swore to uphold the U.S. and Pennsylvania constitutions, to obey the law and to never let favoritism or friendship interfere with the performance of their duties before their badges were pinned on them by loved ones. Good’s badge was pinned to his uniform shirt by his wife, Megan Good; English’s badge was pinned on by her mother, Lori English.
Good is a 2013 graduate of Manheim Central High School. After high school, Good joined the United States Marine Corps, where he rose to the rank of sergeant. He received several awards and medals in the USMC, including being selected as “Marine of the Quarter” for his battalion and being a finalist for the same award for his entire division, which are very prestigious awards that are difficult to achieve. Good was placed into a number of leadership positions during his USMC service and he enjoyed being able to serve his community and his country. Good graduated from the 115th Police Academy Class at the Senator Jeffrey Piccola Law Enforcement Complex at Harrisburg Area Community College. Officer Good lists sprint car racing, hunting and motorcycle riding as his hobbies, and he stated that he is excited to join the Elizabethtown Police Department and continue his service to his community.
English is a 2014 graduate of Palmyra High School. After high school, English attended Penn State Harrisburg, where she received a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice with a minor in psychological science. English was a member of the Criminal Justice Honor Society at Penn State Harrisburg and was named to the dean’s list for four semesters. English graduated from the 115th Police Academy Class at the Senator Jeffrey Piccola Law Enforcement Complex at Harrisburg Area Community College. English has past public safety experience, working in private security and working as a community service officer with the Derry Township Police Department. English lists hiking, bicycling, walking her dogs and spending time with friends and family as being among her hobbies, and she said that she is very interested in the community-related activities that the Elizabethtown Police Department engages in, and that she’s excited to join the team.
English and Good are filling previously vacant positions in the department. The agency has 17 officers, including Chief Ed Cunningham.