Sgt. Joseph Burt has retired at 38 years of service on the West Goshen Police Force.
A native of Springfield, Delaware County, Burt came to West Goshen Township as a patrol officer on April 20, 1981. He was promoted to Patrol Sergeant in 1989.
“He probably was the hardest working Patrol Sergeant we ever had,” says West Goshen Police Chief Joseph Gleason. “He was very active while handling his calls.” Burt often took on extra assignments, including traffic control at West Chester East High School dismissals and directing traffic at Airport Road and Ward Avenue during UPS morning dispatches.
“West Goshen residents never had a bad thing to say about him,” says Chief Gleason. “He always treated them with respect.”
Burt officially retired on April 5, 2019.
Pictured above: Sgt. Joseph Burt (left) with West Goshen Police Chief Joseph Gleason (right).