RIDGELEY—Surrounded by his family, Edward Pfaff became Ridgeley's newest police officer.

By Ronda Wertman
Tribune Correspondent
RIDGELEY—Surrounded by his family, Edward Pfaff became Ridgeley’s newest police officer.
As the town’s newest patrolman, he received his oath of office from mayor Mark Jones.
As he presented Pfaff with his badge, Chief Jake Ryan reminded him that his badge is a symbol of his loyalty to the town and pride in his job.
“Do me proud,” said Ryan as he handed the badge to Pfaff, which was symbolically pinned on by his mother Debbie.
Growing up in nearby Bowling Green, Pfaff continues a family tradition following in the footsteps of his father James, who served with Cumberland Police Department, and a great uncle who was an officer in Frostburg.
“All my life I have wanted to serve and help others,” said Pfaff, who has experience in security at area businesses. “My entire life I’ve wanted to be a police officer.”
A graduate of Allegany High School, Pfaff studied at Allegany College of Maryland. He will take classes locally while training with the Ridgeley Police Department before attending the West Virginia State Police Academy in 2019 to become a certified officer.