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Vermont town chooses veteran officer as new police chief

June 21, 2020 GMT

ESSEX, Vt. (AP) — A veteran Vermont police officer is going to become the next chief in the town of Essex.

Town officials announced this week the promotion of Capt. Ron Hoague, who has 29 years of experience in law enforcement.

Hoague started his police career in 1991 and moved to Essex in 1993 where he worked for nine years before moving to Florida.

After returning to Vermont he spent 10 years at the St. Albans Police Department. He returned to the Essex Police Department two years ago.

Hoague is succeeding Chief Rick Garey, who is retiring.

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Hoague starts as chief next month.

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