Local police officer recognized for negotiation skills

(WHTM) – Highspire and Dauphin County recognize Friday’s hometown hero for his negotiation skills.

abc27 interviewed Highspire police officer Troy Elhajj several times over the years for doing everything from coordinating Christmas gifts for kids to dealing with a bear in a tree.

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Well, in September 2023, he was on the scene where a suspect pointed a gun at police.

While taking cover Elhajj remained composed calmed the suspect down and got him to drop his weapon and surrender peacefully.

And for that Highspire and Dauphin County commended him for his exceptional performance and conduct during that incident.

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