Chief Puckett's Final Week

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LOVES PARK (WIFR) – Investigating is something that Loves Park Police Chief Jim Puckett has been doing for the past 36 years, but that run will be coming to an end this week.

Chief Puckett was patrolman Puckett when he was hired by the Loves Park Police Department back in 1978.

In fact, he was the second hire by then Police Chief and current Loves Park Mayor Darryl Lindberg. Puckett has handled hundreds of cases in his 3 and a half decades with the department and four and a half years as chief.

When we asked Chief Puckett what he'll miss most, he said the camaraderie of the police department.

We’ll hear from the outgoing Chief about what it takes to be a good cop and we’ll also hear from incoming chief Rodney Scott about the legacy Puckett’s leaving in Loves Park. That’s tonight on the 23 News Update at 10.

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