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DOC Employees Appreciative of Support Following Loss of Two Colleagues

Tags: Parole
September 13, 2022 12:00 AM
By: DOC Staff

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The men and women of the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections are grateful for the countless cards, letters, and words of support from throughout the commonwealth and across the country following the deaths this summer of two of our own. Jeff Greenig, a former corrections officer and then parole agent assigned to the Chester District Office, passed away at home on August 2. Parole Supervisor Ronald Spangler, from the Harrisburg District Office, lost his life in motor vehicle crash on July 15.

The outpouring of support from the law enforcement community has been overwhelming, and the heartfelt words of reentrants whose lives were touched by these two public servants are a reminder of the positive difference they made in their communities. One reentrant took the time to send a hand-written note to Supervisor Spangler's family. It reads in part: 

I would like to extend my sincerest condolences to all of you. He was a man of honor and did a great job of holding us parolees accountable, respectfully, under his watch! He will always watch over us.

Another reentrant remembered Agent Greenig as someone who saw the best in the people under his supervision.

Agent Greenig was someone who really cared, and he checked on my well-being. After a serious thing that happened to me (on a Saturday) I texted Agent Greenig because I didn’t know what to do. He was the first person I thought to call, and he answered the text and directed me. The other people I talk with say we lost a cool guy, and they are right. I considered him a friend to me, and he didn’t treat me like “the criminal.” He treated me like a human being. If he was coming to see another client next door, I’d come out to talk with him because I’d liked seeing him and talking to him.

Read more:

Parole Agent Greenig obituary
Parole Supervisor Spangler obituary

A table full of letters and cardsA hand-written note of support

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