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New Interim Police Chief Starts in Little River Academy

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(KCEN) – Starting Monday, Little River Academy’s reserve officer Michael Lugo officially takes over as the interim police chief. He was named interim last Thursday during a city council meeting to fill the vacancy left by last month’s devastating loss of Chief Lee Dixon.

“It’s a real honor to take the position, it really is,” Lugo said. “We are taking it one step at a day. We will get past this. We won’t forget of course. Chief Dixon will always be in our hearts and minds.”

Lugo will be interim chief for 30 days until the next council meeting where a final decision will be made. Mayor Ronnie White told us while there were other applicants; he feels Lugo will more than likely be named the Chief.

“I knew him when he worked in Bartlett. That’s where I first met him, and he did a good job down there and everybody thinks a lot of him,” White said.

Lugo has spent the past eight years in law enforcement, including the last two and half years as the reserve officer for Little River Academy. Now he hopes to step up and make the town proud by doing his best to fill big shoes left behind.

“A lot of people look at the badge and don’t see what these men and women fall in the line of duty actually give up,” Lugo said. “These are people work day and night, in the cold, wet, the heat… they put it all on the line to help people.”

Lugo says he hopes to continue showing the people of Little River Academy how much he loves the town, and encourages anyone who has concerns or just wants to stop by and say hi, to visit the office – his door is always open.

Also during the last city council meeting, the council retired Chief Dixon’s badge number to honor the fallen officer.

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