Officer Wolfer honored for his actions
North Catasauqua Mayor Bill Molchany Jr. brought good news to borough council members during his mayor’s report at the Jan. 9 council meeting.
“With all the negativity in the world today against police officers, I’d like to start off on a positive note,” he said. “I would like to inform council of the recent actions of Officer Christopher Wolfer, who showed exemplary human kindness, which showed the police department and the borough in a positive light.”
For his actions, Molchany presented Wolfer with a certificate of appreciation.
Molchany said Wolfer went above the call of duty to provide an outstanding effort in assisting innocent victims of crime during the Christmas season.
On Dec. 21, 2016, Wolfer impounded a damaged, abandoned vehicle found in the borough that had been stolen from a family in Allentown.
When he reported the damage to the family, he was impressed by the distress and hardship the loss of their car had caused and decided to assist the family in getting their car back in running order.
With borough Police Chief Kim Moyer’s permission, Wolfer registered a GoFundMe page, where donations quickly added up to enough to repair the car and also to purchase some Christmas gifts for the family’s children.
Wolfer, Moyer and borough Officer Leighton Pursell delivered the repaired vehicle to the surprised family on Christmas Eve.
Molchany said the family tearfully expressed their appreciation, telling Wolfer he had shown them the true spirit of Christmas by his actions.
Borough council members applauded Wolfer for his efforts and for the positive light his actions cast on the police department.