November 23, 2015 10:21 pm -


The highly educated and erudite new police chief of Farrel, PA used this language during a book drive.

the email was discovered just days after Thomas Burke was sworn by the City of Farrell as the new police chief last Monday. He is scheduled to begin the job in January.

“Good morning,” the email begins. “Please click and review. Even $1.00 will be greatly appreciated. Them [Town of] Sharon n****s gotta learn how to read.”

Burke reportedly sent the letter to about a dozen friends and colleagues while working in the security department at a local steel mill.

City of Farrell Councilwoman Stephanie Sheffield said that Burke showed up at her home with a written apology after the letter became public.

“I immediately said dismissal,” Sheffield told WICU. “He came and knocked on my door this morning with an apology letter, and how he is very familiar with our community and our area with some of the issues that we have going on here.

Sheffield said that Burke explained “that he does use the N-word very often because that’s just the way that it is here our area.”



D.B. Hirsch
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