Rehaume takes over police
Othello officer sworn in as new chief
Last updated 7/18/2023 at 9:56am
OTHELLO - A familiar face in the Police Department has been sworn in as the city's new top cop.
Former Assistant Police Chief David Rehaume, 60, was promoted and sworn in June 3 as the new chief during a regular City Council meeting.
Rehaume replaces Phil Schenk, who retired after eight years.
It's a "great honor" to become chief, Rehaume said last week.
Rehaume, an Othello High School graduate and longtime resident, has been serving Othello for 34 years, starting out as a jailor and dispatcher in 1989.
His family moved to Othello in 1974, he said.
"Othello is my home," he said, speaking f...