After 25 years of serving his community, one police chief is saying goodbye. Elkins Police Chief H.R. White's retiring soon. Many city officials said the next chief has some big shoes to fill.
White's last day will be October 7th. The Elkins City Council will address his retirement at their meeting on September 5th.
The council said the public safety committee will begin the search for his replacement in the near future. White said this is a bittersweet moment.
Chief White told 5 News, "I'd like to see the department grow. I'd like to see more men here and additional coverage in the town. I think the citizens deserve that. It's going to take someone that cares about the community, and the people and wants to go to the next level. Someone who has some new ideas and maybe get some fresh blood in."
Lieutenant Steve Richards will take White's place until a new chief is chosen.