New police chief takes oath along with council members and mayor

Magisterial District Judge of the 37th District and former City of Warren Chief of Police Raymond Zydonik swears in new Chief of Police Brandon Deppen on Tuesday. Joining Deppen is his wife, Michele.

Three city council members, Mayor Maurice Cashman, and new City of Warren Chief of Police Brandon Deppen were officially sworn into service on Tuesday.

Re-elected council members Gregory Fraser and James Zavinski Sr., newly elected member Paul Gianinni, Cashman, and Deppen were sworn in by Raymond F. Zydonik, newly elected Magisterial District Judge of the 37th District. Tuesday’s oaths were Zydonik’s first official act as Magisterial District Judge.

“I feel honored to be doing this,” said Zydonik after swearing in Deppen. “I know that I’m leaving the city in great hands with Brandon.”

Fraser was also unanimously elected Vice-President of the Council after being nominated by Zavinski.

“I’d like to welcome Mr. Giannini to the council, and I’m excited to continue to work with those who are returning,” Cashman said. “This is a great working council, and I’m excited to continue our efforts to make Warren a great place to live.”

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