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Released: 4/5/2022 

DRPA Honored for Supporting Employees in the Military

Pictured L to R: Coast Guard Senior Chief Petty Officer & DRPA Police Sergeant Timothy M. Hoagland, DRPA CEO & PATCO President John T. Hanson, and DRPA Police Officer & FOP Penn-Jersey Lodge 30 President Charles W. Price.

The Delaware River Port Authority (DRPA) and Port Authority Transit Corporation (PATCO) were recently honored for their continued support of employees serving in the armed forces.

On March 25, U.S. Coast Guard Senior Chief Petty Officer Timothy M. Hoagland presented a special U.S. flag to the Authority and praised the agency’s overall support of active military and veteran employees. DRPA CEO John T. Hanson accepted the flag on behalf of the Authority.

The flag was proudly flown on U.S. Coast Guard Patrol Boat 32145 on September 11 for 9 minutes and 11 seconds in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, while on an Anti-Terrorism/Force Protection Patrol within the Naval Defensive Sea Area, in support of “Operation Enduring Freedom.”

Hoagland is a DRPA Police Sergeant who is currently on a military leave of absence and is deployed to the United States Coast Guard Headquarters in Washington, D.C.

“The support by the DRPA has a profound positive effect on the transition for the employee and their families that have been on military deployments,” said Hoagland. “My family and I are especially appreciative as this is my second deployment, and DRPA always goes above and beyond to help support us during these stressful and uncertain times.”

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