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Pa. Gov. Tom Wolf's new pick to lead state police continues his diversity commitment

Pa. Gov. Tom Wolf's new pick to lead state police continues his diversity commitment

HARRISBURG — Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf may have backed down from his first choice to lead the Pennsylvania State Police. But in replacing Marcus Brown, who resigned after failing to secure Senate confirmation, Wolf has not shied away from the goal of more diversity in an overwhelmingly white department with 4,677 troopers. Wolf on Monday picked a black retired Pennsylvania State Police major, Tyree C. Blocker, to replace Brown, who is white and had a track record of adding more minorities to the trooper ranks in the Maryland State Police. Blocker, 62, a Philadelphia native now living in Chester County, began his career as a Pennsylvania trooper in 1975 — a year after a...

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