Chief Bowers to Step Down

It has been an honor to have served the Borough and Earl Township the past 6 and a half years. The community was as warm and welcoming as I'd anticipated when I accepted this position in July of 2010. That certainly includes everyone in the Earl Township and New Holland Borough administrations, Public Works, Township Supervisors, Borough Councilmen and last but certainly not least, Mayor Wilbur Horning. Serving as Chief here in New Holland was the capstone of my nearly 38 year career in law enforcement. My best to everyone in the community, and of course, the men and women of the New Holland Police Department.

While my planned date of resignation was to be the end of 2018, an opportunity in the private sector presented itself that really can't be missed, for myself and my family. However, I will always be humbled by the thought that I've had the honor of serving as a police officer. For all my brothers and sisters in blue still working in these tough times, I leave this quote:

"Honor never grows old....It does so because honor is, finally, about defending those noble and worthy things that deserve defending, even if it comes at a high cost. In our time that may mean social disapproval, public scorn, hardship...even death itself. The question remains; What is worth defending? What is worth dying for? What is worth living for?"  (William J. Bennett, 1997).

Be Safe!

Don Bowers

Chief, New Holland Police Department