The Express (Lock Haven, Pennsylvania) Ex-Cop Saturday, May 25, 1935 - Page 10
Ex-Cop Continued from.Page 1 Army and v>urv to v Chris Randeckers, a contractor working for the New York Central, and worked for many years in the paper mill. Later he was a crossing crossing watchman for the Pennsylvania Pennsylvania Railroad, and now is retired. Mr. Vanatta was a member of the "Citizens Four" one of the earlier fire companies of the city. He and his wife are members of Trinity Methodist Church. Mrs. Vanatta, who became the bride of Mr. Vanatta in 1887, was formerly Miss Nancy Smith. They had one daughter, Mrs. Bessie Floy. Earner, who passed away in 1918. There are two grandsons, Herbert, serving with the U. S. and Leon R. Earner of Sun- whom Mr. Vanatta presented presented a photograph, of the police force, of which he was a member, when the late George Kreamer was mayor. Was Deputy Sheriff Mr. Vanatta served as deputy sheriff under Sheriff Thomas Johnston and was assigned to special special duty as a deputy to keep order during the strike at Bitumen coal • mines. No serious trouble resulted during the strike. He also served as deputy sheriff of Centre County, working,at Hecla Park. He obtained this work through serving at the annual Business Men's picnic held by Bellefonte and Lock Haven business business men at Hecla, and with officers officers on duty from both communities. communities. For the last ten years of his working career, Mr. Vanatta was employed by the city, working on the streets and elsewhere on city work.