HARRISBURG – The President of the PA State Troopers Association is asking for an apology from Gov. Tom Wolf. David Kennedy says during National Police Week last week, the governor sent a letter to all state employees marking Juneteenth as a state holiday of service. Wolf wrote, “Juneteenth is a celebration of the progress we have made as a nation towards equality and justice for all. Sadly, the continued death of African Americans at the hands of police … are painful reminders that racism and intolerance are still with us today.” Kennedy said troopers support the Juneteenth holiday, but “Gov. Wolf chose to use his platform to further push a false narrative that is inflammatory, reckless, and hurtful. This is nothing less than the worst kind of political pandering and only serves to further divide our nation at the expense of officers who already work incredibly dangerous jobs.” Kennedy added that troopers want to have real conversations about moving forward together, but that cannot happen as long as the governor pits everyone against the police. You can read David Kennedy’s full letter by clicking on the PSTA banner below.