Press Release

Rockey picks up new law enforcement support

State Troopers union backs his bid for Allegheny County Executive


August 9, 2023

PITTSBURGH – Republican County Executive nominee Joe Rockey picked up two more endorsements from law enforcement this week – Local 47 of the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 47 representing state troopers in the state’s southwest as well as the statewide Pennsylvania State Troopers Association.

The endorsements came after Rockey met with members to discuss his public safety plan to stem the rising crime in Allegheny County.

“These endorsements are not something I take lightly,” Rockey said. “As County Executive, I will do whatever I can to ensure the men and women who put their lives on the line every day are supported.”

The statewide association consists of 9,000 active duty and retired state troopers. Lodge 47 represents state police in Allegheny, Washington, Westmoreland, Fayette and Greene counties.

The endorsement follows a spate of other endorsements by FOP Lodge No. 1, representing 1,800 active duty and retired Pittsburgh police: FOP Lodge 91, representing 1,300 active and retired officers in 100 communities; and the Allegheny County Prison Employees Independent Union, which represents 400 members.

“I think the plan I presented to law enforcement and the strong support I have voiced for the men and women in uniform, is connecting with our first responders,” Rockey said. “I’m grateful to have the support of these law enforcement officers and their families in our effort to stem rising crime in Allegheny County.”