Winamac Police Department Hires New Officer

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The Winamac Police Department has hired a new full-time officer. The town council approved the hiring of Aaron Spanley of Winamac when they met Monday evening. Police Chief Mike Buchanan told the council during a previous meeting he wanted to go ahead and get someone hired and trained before longtime Winamac Police Sgt. Dwight Peterson retires next year. That training includes 13 weeks at the police academy.