Catasauqua Press

Tuesday, September 25, 2018
Press photos by Paul CmilRetired police Officer Scott Rothrock and his family gather around the sign dedicating the street behind the Catasauqua Municipal Complex in his honor during a May 29 event. Press photos by Paul CmilRetired police Officer Scott Rothrock and his family gather around the sign dedicating the street behind the Catasauqua Municipal Complex in his honor during a May 29 event.
Police Chief Douglas Kish presents a plaque to Rothrock while Mayor Barbara Schlegel reads a proclamation declaring May 29 as Scott Rothrock Day in Catasauqua. Police Chief Douglas Kish presents a plaque to Rothrock while Mayor Barbara Schlegel reads a proclamation declaring May 29 as Scott Rothrock Day in Catasauqua.
Kish, Rothrock, Officer Donald Stratton and Schlegel stand in front of the dedication sign. Kish, Rothrock, Officer Donald Stratton and Schlegel stand in front of the dedication sign.
Family and friends of Rothrock take a group photo in council chambers after the May 29 dedication. Family and friends of Rothrock take a group photo in council chambers after the May 29 dedication.

Catasauqua Borough dedicates street to retired police officer

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 by PAUL CMIL Special to The Press in Local News

Scott Rothrock injured on the job in 2015, earned A-Treat’s Hometown Hero award

At the workshop session May 29, Catasauqua Borough Council took time before business to honor Scott Rothrock.

The retired Catasauqua police officer was injured in the line of duty in 2015 while chasing down a perpetrator. Rothrock was stabbed several times during his struggle to subdue Jerome Nichols, who had stabbed his girlfriend in Allentown. Nichols was shot by fellow Officer Donald Stratton.

Rothrock’s story is well known as he was honored as a Hometown Hero by David Jaindl’s A-Treat beverage company earlier this year.

At the latest Catasauqua event May 29, the borough dedicated the new street behind the municipal building in his honor.

Rothrock’s wounds and the ongoing pain he incurred prevent him from resuming his duties as a patrolman. He will remain active with police organizations.