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Muscatine Assistant Police Chief retires, new Assistant Chief named

Assistant Chief Phil Sargent is retiring.
Assistant Chief Phil Sargent is retiring.(Muscatine Police Department)
Published: Jan. 11, 2021 at 8:12 AM CST|Updated: Jan. 13, 2021 at 6:37 AM CST
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MUSCATINE, Iowa (KWQC) - The Muscatine Police Department congratulated its Assistant Police Chief who is retiring after 31 years of service.

Assistant Chief Phil Sargent joined the Muscatine Police Department in 1989. In those years, he rose through the ranks as a Corporal, Sergeant, Lieutenant and was lastly appointed the Assistant Chief.

He also served as a board member of the Muscatine Police Officers Association.

The police department says Assistant Chief Sargent always took an active role in the annual Shop with a Cop program, helping to brighten the holidays for hundreds of children in the community.

Meanwhile, Muscatine Police Chief Brett Talkington announced Steve Snider has been promoted from Captain of Patrol to Assistant Police Chief.

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