|Albert R. Vish Born
June 11, 1942 in Sewickley, Pennsylvania.
attended elementary school through junior high school in Sewickley, Pennsylvania and
graduated from Quaker Valley High School in 1960.
Al worked various jobs until 1966 when he was hired as a
police officer for the Sewickley Borough. He remained with the Sewickley Police Department
until April of 1967 when he enlisted with the Pennsylvania State Police. Al graduated from
the Pennsylvania State Police Academy in July of 1967. After graduating from the State
Police Academy, Al was assigned to Troop D- Butler where he spent his entire career of
twenty-five years. While serving with the State Police, Al worked in the areas of Patrol,
Crime, and Community Relations. Al retired from the Pennsylvania State Police in April of
In January of 1993, following his retirement from the State
Police, Al went to work for Butler County Domestic Relations as a Butler County Deputy
Sheriff. He retired as a Sheriff from Butler County Domestic Relations in June of 2004. Al
then worked as a Contract Investigator conducting background investigations for the
government. Since May of 2008, Al has been working full-time for the Butler Area School
District as a School Police Officer.
When hes not working, Al enjoys spending time with
his wife, Mickey, and their children and grandchildren. Trooper Albert R. Vish has been an
Oral History volunteer interviewer since 2006.
This is a transcript of a tape-recorded interview
conducted for the Pennsylvania State Police Historical, Educational and Memorial Center.
A draft of this transcript was edited, but only minor emendations were made;
therefore, the reader should remember that this is essentially a transcript of the spoken,
rather than the written word.
This oral history may not be published except by permission of the Pennsylvania State
Police Historical, Educational and Memorial Center...