Ken Fogleman has jury duty almost a dozen times a year — but for him its all in a day’s work.
As a tipstaff at the Centre County Court of Common Pleas in the 49th Judicial District, the Houserville resident helps to ensure that jurors follow proper courtroom procedure during criminal and civil trials. Fogleman said that some people refer to them as bailiffs without a gun.
There are currently eight tipstaves in service at the courthouse — four men and four women — and one of each is assigned to every trial. Together, they help facilitate everything from bathroom breaks to communication between the judge and jury.
As far as post-retirement gigs go, Fogleman, a former physical education teacher in the State College Area School District, could do worse.