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City approves police retirement; Polston to become school officer


Shelbyville schools will have another resource officer when classes resume later this summer.


On Tuesday, Police Chief Mark Weidner presented the city's Board of Works with a retirement letter for Mike Polston.


“After 20 years of service, he's going to make his effective retirement date July 2, 2019. And I have a request from me as well, that at that time, that we allow him to maintain his equipment and training as a reserve officer for the purpose of school security,” Weidner said.


The board accepted the retirement letter and the chief's request.


Mayor Tom DeBaun, who chairs the Board of Works, noted that, with the addition of Polston, the city schools will have three resource officers (file photo).


In other matters, the board heard an animal bite case involving a dog owned by Keith Wade, 407 Eberhart Drive.


The Animal Shelter had been holding the dog in quarantine; the owner did not attend Tuesday's hearing.


Because of previous incidents, the board voted to have the shelter euthanize the dog.


Also, DeBaun directed the city attorney to look into other complaints about that address.