Barbera Backs The Badge

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Talk Radio 1210 WPHT is partnering with Barbera on the Boulevard to thank the men and women of local law enforcement.   Listen to Rich Zeoli every first Friday of the month for Barbera Backs the Badge. Rich will feature a different officer every month sharing their stories with you.


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Officer James McCullough grew up in the East Torresdale section of Northeast Philadelphia.  He attended Father Judge High School and graduated in 2010. Officer McCullough graduated from the Police Academy in December of 2014.  After graduation, he was assigned to the 25th District in the Kensington Section of the city where he was on foot-beat for six months. He was then sent to a permanent assignment which was the 18th district in Southwest Philadelphia.

Officer McCullough is a first generation Police Officer who always knew from a young age that he wanted to pursue a career in service to my community and/or country whether it be in the Police Department, Fire Department or Military Service.

Officer McCullough has a two-year old daughter named Callina. He and his fiancé, Samantha, are planning to be married in May, 2017.  He is currently enrolled at Holy Family University scheduled to graduate in the Spring 2017 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business with a concentration in Criminal Justice.



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