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Police chief retiring

Shelton Police Chief Carole Beason will retire in November.

In an email to the Journal, Mary Ricker, the city’s communications specialist, said Beason had given the city notice of her retirement, effective Nov. 2. The city had not yet decided on a recruitment process to replace her, she said.

Beason was hired in November 2020 to replace the retiring Darrin Moody and started the job in January 2021. The other two finalists for the position were Ronald Schaub, a lieutenant with the Pierce County Sheriff’s Office, and Ton Phan, former deputy police chief for the Davis (California) Police Departme...


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