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New Police Officers Hired

Russell Police DepartmentThe Russell Police Department is now fully staffed thanks to the recent hires of two new police officers.

Russell Police Chief Dale Weimaster says it will be a huge help to again be fully staffed, as for the last several months, many of the department's officers have been working overtime.

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According to Weimaster, both men have minimal law enforcement experience and that is why he said this will be somewhat of a fresh start.

Peck previously worked in corrections in Dodge City and originally comes from Minnesota. Blubaugh last worked in Manhattan and is from Fredonia.

Both Peck and Blubaugh will begin their officer training in late June.

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