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Retired Erie Police Officer Celebrates His 100th Birthday

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A retired Erie police officer celebrates a milestone birthday Monday.
Friends and colleagues gathered at Pleasant Ridge Manor, to celebrate his century of life.

Albert Pede turned 100 years old on June 30th, so those at Pleasant Ridge Manor held a party to celebrate.
And about 20 other retired police officers joined in on that celebration, including Erie's Police Chief Randy Bowers, and some other officers who served on the force at the same time as Pede.

Pede joined the force in May of 1947, and says he was an Erie police officer for 21 years, retiring as a sergeant.

While on the force, he says he served all over the department, but he most enjoyed the traffic division.

At his party Monday afternoon, he talked about his fondest memories, "My fondest memories are all of them," said Pede. "21 years I never regretted being on the police department. It's a good job. You take care if it, it'll take care of you," Pede added.

On Monday Pede received two proclamations, one from Governor Tom Corbett and another from Erie Mayor Joe Sinnott.

He credits his long life to taking good care of himself, and his faith.

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