Conklin backs resolution paying tribute to fallen State College Police Officer Robert Bradley

HARRISBURG, April 1 – Centre County state Rep. Scott Conklin said the House of Representatives has adopted a measure honoring the life and service of Robert Bradley Jr., who served as a State College Borough police officer for 19 years.

Bradley died Feb. 9 after collapsing while on duty. House Resolution 135 is a condolence resolution that is designed to pay tribute to Bradley's commitment to protecting the lives of others.

"This a small token of appreciation to present to Officer Bradley's family. For their loss, they have my deepest sympathy," Conklin said. "Following this tragedy, kinder words about Robert as a police officer, a friend and family man have never been spoken."

In addition to his law enforcement career, Bradley was a criminal justice instructor at Kaplan University and a criminal procedures instructor at the University of Phoenix. Bradley also practiced law part-time at the Law Office of Robert W. Bradley. 

Bradley, a 1989 graduate of Bellefonte High School, received a bachelor's degree from the Pennsylvania State University and graduated as valedictorian from Indiana University of Pennsylvania's Municipal Police Training Academy in 1995. He also earned his juris doctor degree from Widener University School of Law in 2007.

"Officer Bradley's commitment to law enforcement and the community he called home are indicative of someone who lived to serve others," Conklin said. "While the void felt by his loss may not be filled, it is my hope that this sign of remembrance may bring comfort to a grieving family and community."