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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.


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

Nonetheless, the pattern was set. Thirty-eight years after Place held his first job in law enforcement, the present Ellsworth Police Chief will retire from that position next month.

Watch for more information in the print version of the Herald.

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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