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Council discusses McCormick retirement

Police chief to retire at end of June

RITZVILLE – Mayor Scott Yaeger laid out various factors regarding the replacement of Police Chief Dave McCormick during the City Council's June 18 meeting.

McCormick is set to retire at the end of June.

Considerations include a competitive salary, connection to the community and experience, as both an officer and administrator.

"This is clearly the mayor's decision," Councilman Dennis Chamberlain said of the hiring process. "Those of us on the council can talk all we want. But in the end, the mayor is the one with this burden."

Under the law, the mayor appoints and the council approves the pol...


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