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Brookville Chief of Police Jason Brown, right, and council president John Blazosky welcomed part-time police officer Brittaney Gray to the force during last week’s council meeting.

By Randy Bartley J-D Editor

BROOKVILLE — A Brookville Borough Police Officer was recognized for his efforts in a recent drug bust and a new, part-time, officer introduced to the borough council last week. Police Chief Jason Brown recognized Officer Andrew Turnbull for his work with the state Attorney General’s Task Force in helping arrest 30 drug dealers as part of “Operation Snail Mail.”

“In addition to his responsibilities with the borough police force, Officer Turnbull worked for 18 months with members of the Attorney General’s office and Pa. State Police to help bring 30 drug dealers to justice,” Brown said.

Turnbull served in the U.S. Army for six years with tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan before joining the Brookville Police Department in November 2013.

“It was one of the greatest opportunities and experiences I’ve had,” Turnbull said. “Working with Operation Snail Mail targeted drug dealers who were bringing in crystal methamphetamine to the region.”

Council also welcomed a new officer to the Police Department, Brittaney Gray, of DuBois. Gray is a 2012 DuBois Area High School graduate and studied criminology at the Community College of Allegheny County.

She has served as a police officer in Sykesville Borough and was working with Turnbull recently when they arrested one of the “Snail Mail” defendants, Matthew Watson.

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