Kenai's new police chief sworn in by former chief, father

    KENAI, Alaska (AP) — Heading Kenai's police department is a family affair as the new police chief was sworn in by his father who retired from the job more than 20 years earlier.

    KENAI, Alaska (AP) — Heading Kenai's police department is a family affair as the new police chief was sworn in by his father who retired from the job more than 20 years earlier.

    The Peninsula Clarion reports that David Ross was sworn in as Kenai Police Chief on Tuesday by his father, Richard Ross, who served as chief from 1975 to 1993. David Ross replaces former Kenai Police Chief Gus Sandahl, who announced his retirement earlier this month.

    David Ross joined the department in 2001 and says he had no interest in being a police officer when his dad was in charge. Since joining he worked his way up to the role of lieutenant, working as a patrol officer and investigator.

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