It is with heartfelt sympathy that the Susquehanna Regional Police Department announces the passing of retired Chief George "Dick" R. Shirk.  Chief Shirk started his career with the East Donegal Township Police Department and was instrumental in the formation of the regionalization of East Donegal Township, Conoy Township and Marietta Borough police departments in 1996. He was the Chief of Susquehanna Regional Police from 1996 to 2002 and served 35 years in law enforcement. Chief Shirk was a native of the Maytown Area and served the residents with honor and integrity during his career. The Susquehanna Regional Police Department and staff passes on our condolences to his entire family.