Palisade names new chief of police

Palisade has found their new chief of police, naming Sgt. Tony Erickson with the Colorado Springs Police Department as the town’s new top cop.

Erickson has a ranching background, growing up in a small rural community in Michigan, and currently runs cows on a ranch in Simla, Colo. His law enforcement career spans more than 30 years, with both the Colorado Springs and Castle Rock departments.

Erickson is expected to begin the job at the beginning of April, Palisade town administrator Rich Sales said in a press release.

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