Officer Steven D. Lutz
Newbery Township Police Department

Officer Lutz is a one year veteran of the Newberry Township Police Department, and has served in law enforcement for eight years. Lutz was born in Harrisburg, PA and is married. Lutz graduated from Dauphin High School, and attended Harrisburg Area Community College studying Police Science.

Lutz is a DARE instructor and a bicycle patrol officer. Lutz has prior law enforcement experience with the Carroll Towsnship Police Department and the Shiremanstown Borough Police Department. Lutz has received several commendation letters and the Community Service Medal. Lutz is a member of the York County Fraternal Order of Police and the West Shore Police Association.

Officer Lutz has organized several community events, including bicycle rodeos and safety demonstrations, child seat inspections and school safety programs. Lutz also organized a charity football game between police officers and School teachers.

In April of 2003, Lutz responded to a domestic dispute, where a distraught male was found threatening suicide. The subject was holding a large knife to his chest and refused to comply with officers. Lutz positioned himself between the subject and a five year old, and assisted in subduing the subject with minimal injury.

Nominated by: David W. Duffy, Chief, Newberry Township Police Department

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