SAYRE — The Borough of Sayre has officially hired its first school resource officer following action taken by borough council members this week.

At that session, council members voted to appoint longtime Patrol Officer Sean Flynn to fill the borough’s new SRO position.

Flynn, who is a Sayre High School graduate, will take over that new post effective this Monday, Feb. 4.

Flynn worked as a part-time patrol officer for the borough from 1997 to 1999, and has been a full-time patrol officer with the Sayre Borough Police Department since October 1999.

Flynn will serve as the school resource officer at both H. Austin Snyder Elementary School and Sayre Area High School.

Last month, Flynn participated in training at the Basic School Resource Officer Training Course in Throop, Pa.

In other personnel matters that were handled at this week’s meeting, borough council members:

• Voted to promote Patrol Officer Thomas Zebrowski to the position of full-time patrol officer — probationary, effective Feb. 1, 2019. Zebrowski has been employed by the borough as a part-time patrol officer since 2014.

• Voted to promote Patrol Officer Casey Shiposh to the position of permanent part-time patrol officer, effective Feb. 1, 2019. Shiposh has been employed by the borough as a per diem patrol officer since 2017.

• Voted to promote Craig McCutcheon from laborer-probationary to laborer class IV, effective Feb. 1, 2019. McCutcheon is a member of the borough’s public works department.

The next meeting of the Sayre Borough Council will be held at 6 p.m. Feb. 27 in the borough’s department of public works building. The public is invited to attend.

Warren Howeler can be reached at (570) 888-9643, ext. 228, or via e-mail at

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