SEQUIM — A Colorado man who says he lost his last chief’s job for taking a stand against politically powerful interests has been named the city’s new police chief.
Ken Burge, 51, of Glendale, Colo., was selected by City Manager Bill Elliott to succeed Byron C. Nelson on Tuesday. Nelson has been police chief since 1996 when he accepted the position on an interim basis.
“I was impressed with his integrity for taking a stand that cost him his job,” Elliott said of Burge.
Although Nelson has written a letter of resignation effective Aug. 31, Elliott said the present chief has volunteered to stay on until Burge arrives. Burge is scheduled to begin work before Oct. 1.
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