Skagway police chief announces retirement

Posted: Wednesday, May 24, 2000

SKAGWAY (AP) -- Police Chief Scott Eddy will retire May 31 after 21 years in law enforcement, including eight in Skagway.

Eddy, 40, said he was going to retire two years ago but the chief's job became available and he decided to take it.

Eddy's first job in law enforcement was in Petersburg when he was 19 years old. He said he could legally purchase alcohol at the time but was not allowed to buy the handgun and ammunition needed for the job.

''My first captain bought it for me,'' Eddy said.

Eddy and his wife, Ann, a clerk and dispatcher at the Skagway Police Department, plan to travel after retirement.

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