HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - The longest-serving employee
in the history of the Pennsylvania State Police
retired Friday after more than 50 years of
Robert J. Zinsky, 68, joined the agency as a clerk
at a station in Lackawanna County on April 16, 1952.
After receiving several promotions at that station, he
transferred to the agency's Harrisburg headquarters to
become assistant to the department's fiscal
He was named director of the Bureau of Staff
Services in 1978. In that job, he has been responsible
for the agency's fiscal, facility management,
transportation and supply operations.
"Although he has worked at headquarters since 1963,
Bob's focus has always been on the troopers in the
field and how he could make their job safer and more
efficient," State Police Commissioner Paul J. Evanko
said. "Bob has taken a leading role in the
revolutionary changes in the department in recent
years, including the introduction of the latest
technology to our crime-fighting efforts."