During his tenure as a cop, Zucal was an instructor at the Civilian Police Academy and a member of the Emergency Response Team. By the time he retired, he was a SGT in charge of the traffic division. He is one of only two Allentown employees who never had a sick day. He also received nine commendations. He's a life member of the Fraternal Order of Police Queen City Lodge #10. He obviously backs the blue, but is also a member of the Allentown Chapter of the NAACP. This is not just fore show. I have seen him at several of their functions.
He still provides security at the Allentown School District. I know this because I used to see him at numerous Allen basketball games. He's thrown me out many times, but was always nice about it.
Ed is also a part-time Deputy Coroner in Lehigh County. I fortunately have not seen him in that capacity ... yet. I now know why he always asks about my health.
As a City Council member, Zucal serves on three different committees and chairs Public Works. Here's how he explains his role: "“I work for the voters who put me here. Not the Mayor or anyone else. Anyone, who has watched the budget process has seen that I vote to spend the city money as I think the taxpayers would want it spent. I have served the city with professionalism and dignity and will continue to do so.”
Ed resides in Allentown with his wife Teri and children.