Aaron Haun wanted to become a police officer in a small town in Lancaster County.
Quarryville Borough needed to hire an additional cop.
The two goals came together on February 6 when Haun, 26, was sworn in as Quarryville's fourth full-time police officer. He started work the following day.
"I grew up in Lancaster County and lived in Drumore for a while," Haun said. "I like small towns and the idea of working in one."
He, his wife, their son, and his step-daughter live in the county.
Haun is also a member of a U.S. Army Reserve unit based in West Chester.
He joins patrol officers Cheryl Thompson and Charles Grimasuckas and school resources officer Chris Dilworth. Police Chief Ken Work also serves as the borough manager. The police department also has several part-time officers.
"In a year's time, I didn't see many of the roadmasters in the lower half of Lancaster County," Jason McClune said last week, "and our supervisors have been pushing better communications with other townships."
So McClune wrapped up his first year as Providence Township's roadmaster by hosting a meeting of fellow roadmasters.
"I wanted to open the lines of communication so, if we go out for bids, we might be able to get a better deal if we did it as a group," he said.