Burk will soon have a new police chief

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The city of Burkburnett will soon have a new police chief.

The Burkburnett Commission voted to approve the retirement of Police Chief Ed Stahr, which will be effective April 30.

He has been with the police department since 2006 and began serving as police chief in October of 2013.

No reason was given for Stahr’s retirement, which upset one resident who spoke up during public comment.

He believes the chief has not followed a lot of the policies in the police department employee standard handbook. 

Burk Mayor Carl Law declined to be interviewed, but called Stahr’s departure “emotional.”
Stahr said he would speak more in-depth about the matter later in the week.

City Administrator Lawrence Cutrone is in charge of the hiring process.

A member of the Burkburnett Police Association also came forward and suggested to the board that they be apart of the search for a new chief.
 

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