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New Beckley Police Chief sworn in

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Mayor Bill O'Brien officially swears-in new Police Chief Lonnie Christian; Photo by Robert Pauley Mayor Bill O'Brien officially swears-in new Police Chief Lonnie Christian; Photo by Robert Pauley

BECKLEY (WVVA) - The city of Beckley's new police chief was officially sworn in Wednesday morning.

Mayor Bill O'Brien swore in Chief Lonnie Christian following a confirmation hearing by the Beckley Common Council.

Christian replaces former Chief Timothy Deems. O'Brien told WVVA News last week that Christian "reflected my management style and communication skills and would better represent my new administration."

Deems remains on the police force.

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