SPD lieutenant moving on to state HHS Dept.

The Slaton Police Department will need a new second in command after Independence Day.

After seven years as part of the Slaton PD, Lt. Rick McDowell has resigned to take a job with the State of Texas.

It’s really one of the toughest decisions I’ve made,” said the 30-year law enforcement veteran. “I’m getting too old to wrestle some of these guys around.”

Read more in this week’s edition of The Slatonite.

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