Montgomery County Swears-In Whitpain Township Constable, Samuel Vinicur
NORRISTOWN, PA - On Wednesday, March 31, 2021, the Honorable Jeffrey S. Saltz presided over a remote hearing by the Montgomery County Court of Common Pleas to fill a Whitpain Township Constable vacancy. The vacancy was created in January 2021 when Whitpain Township Constable David Ullery passed away.
Samuel Vinicur, who has served as a Deputy Constable in Whitpain Township for the preceding five years, was appointed as Constable by the court. After conducting an extensive review of Mr. Vinicur's background and experiences, the court heard testimony from several individuals.
Barbara Ullery, wife of deceased Constable David Ullery, told the court that 'her husband thought very highly of Sam and trusted him with all of the Constable duties'. Constable Ullery and Deputy Constable Vinicur worked closely together, including preserving the peace at Whitpain Township election polling locations in November 2020.
Constable Stephen Teller, President of the Montgomery County Constables Association, provided a favorable recommendation based on Mr. Vinicur's dedication and demonstration of being an excellent Deputy Constable for the past five years. President Teller also noted that Deputy Constable Vinicur had also become a state-certified Constable Instructor with Temple University's Law Enforcement Academy.
Constable Christofer Savage, Vice-President of the Pennsylvania State Constable Association and Member of the Montgomery County Constable Review Board also provided a highly favorable recommendation. 'I've served shoulder-to-shoulder with Deputy Constable Vinicur, both at firearms training and on the street while serving his community. I am impressed by his character, temperament, and professionalism. Whitpain Township, Montgomery County, and Pennsylvania are well-served and very fortunate to have Mr. Vinicur as their Constable. In addition to filling this vacancy, I urge Constable Vinicur to continue his service to Whitepain Township in the coming years.'