VSPA contributes to policeman’s aid

Published 3:30 pm Saturday, December 27, 2014

Members of the Virginia State Police Association are helping a fellow officer of the law. They recently gave $5,000 to Albert Herdeg of the Franklin Police Department. He was severely injured in an accident several weeks ago, but there are still bills to pay even while he’s unable to work.

Sgt. J.L Brown, a representative of the VSPA, said the organization sets aside money for emergency relief for both civilians and troopers.

First Sgt. Greg Jackson of the Virginia State Police, who was also accompanied by Sgts. J. Singleton, Allen Williams and Brown at the presentation, said, “We felt we could give back in remembering those who helped us.”

Franklin Police Chief Phil Hardison reported that Herdeg has started physical therapy at VCU in Richmond, and “he’s in good spirits and has a good attitude.”

Hardison added, “We’re just very grateful and overwhelmed by the generosity of the community toward his relief. We’re very grateful to the Virginia State Police Association for the kind and generous donation. It’s absolutely needed and will be put to good use.”