For July, the Spotlight is on Angelo Taddeo. Angelo is a military veteran who served in the Navy from 1976 to 1980. Angelo continued his service in our community as during the 1990s, he served as President of the Wernersville Borough Recreation Board and a member of the Library Task Force that established the current location of the Wernersville Library. Angelo moved to South Heidelberg Township and "Fort Taddeo" became Angelo’s home in 2000, a home he shared with his three daughters.
Angelo has enjoyed living in South Heidelberg Township due to the great neighbors, good school district and clean and quite community. From his time living in Wernersville Borough he established rapport with then Police Chief Scott Wagner and that appreciation has carried over to the South Heidelberg Township Police Department. When Angelo’s daughter, then 8 months old, had a seizure and stopped breathing, Sergeant McQuate was first on the scene and helped to save his daughter’s life.
Angelo wanted to show his appreciation for the police department and had an idea to create a sign with the SHPD logo. "I know the guys, we need them, someone just needed to say Thank You." With the popularity of the sign, Angelo reached out to C&S print Shop and they created and donated a batch of signs. Angelo collected $10 for each sign with the revenue from the signs going to the SHPD. All of the signs sold out in a matter of days with more residents looking to proudly display the SHPD signs on their properties.
"From my home to the Officers and their families, they need to know how much we appreciate them."