Police Chief to retire after 39 years

HURON — Police Chief Denny Meyer is ending his career with the city of Huron after 39 years of service in the police department.
City commissioners accepted his retirement/resignation on Monday. It is effective Dec. 20.
They will post internally for a replacement and issue a civil service call if necessary.
Meyer’s family has a long history in law enforcement. His father was deputy police chief in Huron and his son is a police officer in Rapid City.
Commissioner Gary Harrington publicly thanked Meyer for his leadership and service in the department.
As with other recent police retirements, the commission declared Meyer’s duty handgun and badge as surplus and appointed an appraisal committee.
Meyer told commissioners he would like the opportunity to purchase his handgun and badge from the city.
Commissioners also:
• Approved the full-time status of firefighter Jay Winter on completion of his probationary period.
• Approved a request for alcoholic beverage consumption in a public area filed by Luis Vazquez for a Thanksgiving event Nov. 23 at the Prospect Park Glide and Slide Shelter.
• Approved a recommendation to create a capital projects fund for the new public works building under construction and to approve fund transfers.
The commission has been setting aside money for the project for a number of years. The board transferred $2.3 million in general funds and about $2.8 million in second penny sales tax reserves to the capital projects fund to finance construction.

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