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Retiring Ellsworth Police Chief started career in law enforcement early

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As a police officer in his hometown, Greg Place was not only well acquainted with his "beat," but was following a family precedent.

Place said his father, Pernell, had also been an officer for the Village of Ellsworth in the early 1960s.

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"But it was a lot different then," the son said Tuesday, "I think they may have been called constables."

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Bill Kirk
Bill Kirk has been editor at the Pierce County Herald in Ellsworth, Wisconsin, since 1988. He holds a bachelors degree in journalism from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. He previously worked in the media distribution department at the University of Minnesota's Minneapolis campus and is past editor of The Tri-County News in Osseo, Wisconsin.
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