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Rehaume takes over police

Othello officer sworn in as new chief

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 fondl...


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