Catasauqua Borough dedicates street to retired police officer
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.