It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that the Mechanicsburg Police Department announces the loss of a retired officer. Officer William Demmy III served with the police department from 1/9/89 – 1/9/11. Prior to working with Mechanicsburg he was an officer with the Dillsburg Police Department. While working for Mechanicsburg Officer Demmy served as a community liaison officer conducting the Officer Friendly program and as a DARE Officer for many years. Officer Demmy was able to make contact with a large number of community members and students within the Mechanicsburg Area School District. While with the department Officer Demmy was an individual that was looked up to and he was able to mentor not only other officers, but also those that participated in the Park Security Officer and Community Service Officer programs. The Department appreciates the phone calls and condolences that have been received. Officer Demmy’s impact on the community and fellow officers lives on. Our thoughts and well wishes go out to Officer Demmy’s family and friends in this time of need.