Vernal police chief to become Logan's chief

Vernal police chief to become Logan's chief

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LOGAN, Utah (AP) -- Vernal Police Chief Gary Jensen is stepping down to become the top cop in Logan's police department.

Jensen has worked as chief of police for Vernal since 2005, heading up a 22-officer police force. Before that, Jensen worked as a deputy sheriff and paramedic for the Davis County Sheriff's Office, a flight paramedic for University of Utah AirMed and as a peace officer for the cities of Farmington and Centerville.

Jensen replaces Russ Roper, who announced in August he would resign at the end of the month after some officers lost respect for him.

The new chief says he won't hesitate to put on a fluorescent vest to assist with a traffic accident or write a citation at a traffic stop.

Jensen starts his new job Oct. 26.


Information from: The Herald Journal

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