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Police chief retires, again

Posted: Thursday, Jan 10th, 2013

Police Chief Steven Bechard was hired six-and-a-half years ago to bring the Lincoln City Police Department up to code after an insurance company audit gave it the lowest rating in Oregon. Last year, the insurance company returned to probe into every nook and cranny and declared it the best police department in the state. (Photo by Rick Beasley)

Thursday was the last sleepless night for Lincoln City Police Chief Steven Bechard, who retires today (Friday) after turning around the troubled police department there and making it one of the best in the state.

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