He served the community for 47 years.

By: KDKA-TV News Staff

WHITEHALL, Pa. (KDKA) — A solemn goodbye for a local police chief who died.

(Courtesy: Whitehall Borough Police Department/Facebook)

Dozens of state and local police gathered Tuesday to honor J. William Schmitt, the retired Whitehall police chief. He served the community for 47 years.

After a procession from Slater Funeral Home on Brownsville Road, he was laid to rest.