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Beckley Mayor Names New Police Chief

Tim Deems Tim Deems
Lonnie Christian Lonnie Christian

Beckley (WVVA) -- Newly elected Beckley Mayor Bill O'Brien named a new police chief on Friday.

O'Brien said he replaced Chief Timothy Deems with Acting Police Chief Lonnie Christian at 2p.m.

Christian was previously a captain with the Beckley Police Dept.

"I felt Christian reflected my management style and communication skills and would better represent my new administration," said O'Brien Friday on his decision. "Tim will continue to serve as a valuable member of my team on the Beckley Police Dept."

Christian will serve as Acting Chief until his confirmation hearing by the Beckley Common Council on Tuesday.  



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