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Punxsy native to command Troop C

July 18, 2012

Bernard Petrovsky

HARRISBURG — A long-time trooper and Punxsutawney native has been promoted among the ranks of the Pennsylvania State Police.

Monday, State Police Commissioner Frank Noonan reported the promotion of Bernard J. Petrovsky, of Indiana, to captain.

Petrovsky has now been assigned to serve as commanding officer of Troop C, Punxsutawney.

Petr-ovsky, 52, most recently served as the criminal investigation section comm-ander for Troop C.

A native of Punxsutawney, Petrovsky enlisted in the state police in 1984. Following his training at the State Police Academy, he was assigned to Troop D, Butler.

As he progressed through the ranks, Petrovsky also served at stations in Troop A, Indiana and Greensburg; Troop B, Washington; Troop P, Wyoming; and Troop M, Bethlehem.

He was promoted to corporal in 1991, to sergeant in 1993, and to lieutenant in 2004.

Petrovsky is a 1982 graduate of Indiana University of Pennsylvania, having earned a bachelor of science degree in business administration.

He is married to the former Michelle Strawn, also a native of Punxsutawney.

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