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The volunteer organizers of the first-ever 'Provins-Hummel Memorial Golf Outing' have unveiled their intentions to pay tribute and commemorate the legacies of two former local law enforcement officers.

Ofc. Dale Provins, Jr., a resident of Rostraver Township, was killed in the line of duty. He succumbed to his injuries from a June 3, 2020 incident when an oncoming vehicle crossed the center line and struck Ofc. Provins’ patrol car head-on. The driver was charged with homicide by vehicle while driving under the influence, homicide by vehicle, involuntary manslaughter, driving under the influence, and drug possession. Provins was a proud U.S. Marine Corps and Pennsylvania Army National Guard Veteran who served in Operation Desert Storm and Operation Desert Shield. He had served with the Jefferson Hills Borough Police Department for 15 years, an alumnus of California University of Pennsylvania (Pennsylvania Western University), and was a third-generation police officer. He was also an active member of the Center for Fitness and Health in Rostraver Township. He is survived by his daughter, fiancée, parents, and siblings. 

Michael Hummel was known to many as "Dr. Hummel," "Maj. Hummel," or "Ofc. Hummel." He was a resident of Coal Center and passed away in March of 2024.  With pride and honor, Hummel served for 22 years in the United States Army, during which he was a part of several distinguished Army units including the 2/75th Ranger Regiment, the 101st Airborne Division, and served as a professor at the United States Military Academy, West Point. Throughout his military career, he earned numerous awards and decorations, including the Bronze Star, Purple Heart, Meritorious Service Medal, Southwest Asia Service Medal, Combat Parachutist Badge, Combat Infantryman’s Badge, Pathfinder Badge, Air Assault Wings, Military Freefall Parachutist Badge, and the Ranger Tab, among others. After retiring from the military, Hummel continued his service as a tenured Senior Professor of Criminal Justice and Security Studies at Pennsylvania Western University (California). Additionally, he served as a certified police officer in Pennsylvania, working part-time with both the Charleroi Regional Police Department and the City of Monessen Police Department. He is survived by his three children, Nathan, Joseph, and Katie.

Provins and Hummel shared similar career paths, both having served in the armed forces during the Gulf War, both having worked as law enforcement officers, and both having ties to California University of Pennsylvania (Pennsylvania Western University). 

The golf event is set to take place on Saturday, June 29, 2024, at Butler’s Golf Course in Elizabeth Township. Participation is restricted to foursomes, with registration priced at $500 per team; individual sign-ups will not be accepted. Registration includes 18 holes of golf, a light breakfast, refreshments, and dinner, along with the opportunity to vie for awards and prizes. Sponsorship opportunities are also available. For more information or to register, please contact It's recommended to register early as spots are expected to fill up fast. Upon registration via the provided email address, further details, including the registration form, will be provided.

Those wishing to contribute through donations, hole sponsorships, or volunteering for day-of activities are welcome to reach out to the committee using the email address provided above.

All proceeds from the event will benefit:

  • ‘Dale Provins, Jr. Memorial Act 120 Scholarship’ at Westmoreland College in Youngwood, Pennsylvania, awarding a scholarship to assist a cadet enrolled in the Act 120 Municipal Police Academy.
  • ‘Michael L. Hummel Memorial Scholarship’ at California University of Pennsylvania (Pennsylvania Western University), awarding a scholarship to a junior or senior student attending the main campus and seeking a degree in criminal justice.

The 4th Annual Ofc. Dale T. Provins, Jr. Memorial Blood Drive is scheduled for June 9, from 10:00AM – 4:00PM at the Jefferson Hills Police Department at 925 Old Clairton Road, Clairton, PA.


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