Bio: Podevels, Albert – Police Chief Resigns (1 Jan 1974)

Transcriber: Stan

Surnames: Podevels, Gosse, Brodhagen, Viegut

----Source: Tribune/Phonograph (Abbotsford, Clark Co., Wis.) 13 Dec 1973

The Abbotsford-Colby police commission received oral resignation Monday night from Police Chief Albert Podevels. The resignation will be effective January 1, 1974, when Podevels will begin duties in the deputy sheriff position with Clark County law enforcement staff.

Chief Podevels started his career in police work in July of 1965 as police chief for the city of Colby. He has been full time police chief for the Abbotsford-Colby communities since the joint force was begun in 1969, and is assisted by Ron Gosse and Frank Brodhagen, relief officers at the present time.

A native of Colby, Podevels is married to the former Everdeen Viegut, and they have seven children, five at home. They have lived in the city of Colby since 1965.



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