The Travelers Protective Association Honors Police Officer

St. Louis-based organization recognizes Pennsylvania officer's dedication with award
By: The Travelers Protective Association
Cpl. Joseph D. Akers, TPA Police Officer of the Year
Cpl. Joseph D. Akers, TPA Police Officer of the Year
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MONTOURSVILLE, Pa. - Dec. 18, 2016 - PRLog -- The Pennsylvania Division of the Travelers Protective Association (TPA), a fraternal benefit society, recently presented its Police Officer of the Year award to Corporal Joseph D. Akers, who is the current supervisor of the state police Troop F's crime unit in Montoursville, Penn.  This is the 20th annual award to be given to a county law enforcement officer.

Akers is a dedicated state policeman who has 22 years of experience as a criminal investigations officer.  He most recently was in charge of one of the largest murder cases in Lycoming County Pennsylvania.  Akers is a veteran of the United States Army, serving six years on active duty and 10 years in the reserves.  During that time he participated in Operation Desert Shield, Operation Desert Storm, and the invasion of Panama.

Pictured from left to right are Cpl. Joseph D. Akers and Marie H. McGee, chairwoman of TPA's Police Officer of the Year event.

Founded in 1890, TPA's national headquarters is located at 2041 Exchange Dr. in St. Charles, Mo.  TPA offers fraternalism to its members, as well as participates in safety projects and community service.  The Association provides accident, disability and death benefits to both its members and their beneficiaries.  The Association is licensed in 29 states.

Established in 1975, the organization's Scholarship Trust for the Hearing Impaired provides financial aid to those who are deaf or hard of hearing.  Grants are used for mechanical devices, medical and specialized treatment, and education that includes speech classes and interpreters.  To date the trust has distributed over $2 million to approximately 5,200 recipients.

TPA established the Homer T. Wilson Fund, which provides emergency financial aid and is designated for indigent members, widows, widowers and orphans.  The Association is also involved with Children Have An iDentity (CHAD), a local and national level safety sticker program.

"Cpl. Akers is a true example of a hero and a role model," said TPA's Chief Administrative Office Albert M. Shoemaker, Jr.  "We are proud to recognize him for his dedication, as well as his outstanding commitment, to both his community and his peers."

For more information, call (636) 724-2227 or visit the website at

Rochelle Brandvein
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Location:Montoursville - Pennsylvania - United States
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