The Plymouth Township Police Department announced on February 25th that former Police Chief Carmen Pettine passed away the day prior. Pettine served as a police officer for 34 years in the township and was the department’s chief for the final eight years. Pettine retired from the Plymouth Township Police Department in 2008 and went on to become Chief of Police in Haverford Township until 2016.
Below is the announcement from Plymouth Township Police Chief John C. Myrsiades:
It is with a heavy heart that Plymouth Township Police Chief John C. Myrsiades makes the following announcement.
Retired Plymouth Township Police Chief Carmen Pettine passed away during the evening hours of February 24th. Chief Pettine spent his entire life serving the citizens of this community and his country.
Chief Pettine was a veteran of the United States Air Force, as well as a member of the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office. He served the residents of Plymouth Township as a police officer for thirty-four years, the last eight years as the Chief. Upon his retirement, Chief Pettine continued his public service as he assumed the position of Chief of Police in Haverford Township.
The men and women of the Plymouth Township Police Department are grateful for his service and leadership. We stand ready to support Chief Pettine’s family during this difficult time.