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City Attorney Aaron Jordan (left) swears in Sgt. Ross Tiegs (right) as interim police chief for the city of Morris. Tiegs will serve as chief until the city council appoints a permanent chief this fall.

Council names Sgt. Ross Tiegs interim police chief


MORRIS, Minn. – The Morris City Council appointed Sgt. Ross Tiegs as interim police chief for the city of Morris starting Aug. 1 at their meeting Tuesday.

Tiegs’ appointment came at the recommendation of the Police Civil Service Commission. Although the process for hiring a new chief has begun, there will not be time to make a permanent appointment before current Chief Jim Beauregard retires at the end of July, City Manager Blaine Hill said.

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Kim Ukura is the editor of the Morris Sun Tribune.