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Shoshone Police Chief Announces His Resignation

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By Jay Michaels

Shoshone, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KTWT-TV ) The Shoshone City Police Chief is stepping down to take a job with another law enforcement agency.

Police Chief Jon Daubner attended the College of Southern Idaho's law enforcement program, and went to work for the Shoshone Police Department a dozen years ago. Four years ago, he was chosen to replace the police chief who retired.

Daubner says, "I want to be approachable by the general public. If they have a problem, they can approach me, and say I need help. Because that's what our main goal in law enforcement, it to be out here to help people."

Daubner explains when you work in a small town, you get to know the residents' habits and patterns. He points out that helps him notice things that are unusual or potential problems.

Shoshone City Clerk Mary Kay Bennett says, "He was always willing to add a little fun to your life. But when it comes to doing business, he was all business."

Shoshone Mayor Dave Wendell reveals that Chief Daubner handles complaints well, tackles the problems head on.
Is very objective about the issues, and takes care of the people and city of Shoshone.

Shoshone Mayor Dave Wendell says, "Overall he's a great gentleman, a great man, a great officer, a great chief of police. We'll be really sad to see him go. He's a wonderful man."

The City of Shoshone is taking applications for a new police chief through next Friday, July 5th. The mayor will appoint the new chief, and the city council will have to approve the nominee.

June 26, 2013.


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