With a new police chief being chosen for Eureka, it will be interesting to see how long he lasts. I could be wrong but it seems to me the ones Eureka hired from out of town in the past only hung around a few years.
Then again, doesn't seem like the ones we hire from within the department last all that long, either.
I don't remember who the chief was when I first moved up here in '73. The first one I have memory of is Ray Shipley who, although I forget his exact period in office, was chief when I went through the Redwoods Police Academy.
He moved on to become Chief of Police in Portland(?), Oregon, if memory serves me correct. Will this new guy end up doing the same?
Interesting story on this new Eureka cop in today's Eureka Reporter. I was surprised at the statistics in the article showing only 13 out of 41 of Eureka's sworn police officers have prior military experience. I would of thought it would have been the other way around.