Fulton County barracks commander promoted

June 28, 1997


Staff Writer, Waynesboro

MCCONNELLSBURG, Pa. - Sgt. Nancy Burkhart, commander of the Fulton County State Police Barracks in McConnellsburg, leaves the post on July 12 to take command of the patrol division of Troop F in Montours County, Pa.

The move comes with a promotion to the rank of lieutenant.

Her new command covers a nine-county region in Northcentral Pennsylvania. She moves up from a 24-trooper barracks in McConnellsburg to one of more than 270 in her new post, she said.

She has been barracks commander in McConnellsburg since August 1995. She is a native of Reading, Pa., and a graduate of Franklin and Marshall College.


"I'm going to be doing a lot of what I'm doing now, only on a bigger scale," she said.

Burkhart will be succeeded in McConnellsburg by Sgt. Eric Easton. Easton, who has worked in McConnellsburg, is now in charge of the department's criminal history section. His appointment to McConnellsburg is expected to become official next week, Burkhart said.

Burkhart joined the department in 1984, has had a number of duty assignments across the state and moved up through the ranks.

She spent nine years as a road trooper in three counties, taught at the state police academy and has held a supervisory post at the department's Research and Development Bureau in Hershey, Pa.

Burkhart is the second woman to command the McConnellsburg barracks. She is one of 146 female troopers in statewide force of 4,100.

The number of women in the agency is growing. When Burkhart joined the force, there were 105 women troopers, she said.

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