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Jan. 2, 2024Maryville, Mo. |  By: Jeremy Werner

Maryville Police Chief to retire this week

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MARYVILLE, Mo. - A known name in law enforcement is calling it a day. After 38 years of service with Maryville Public Safety, Police Chief Ron Christian is set to retire this Friday.

Chief Christian began his career in fire service with Maryville Public Safety in 1985. He switched to law enforcement a year later.

He slowly moved through the ranks from Patrol Sergeant to Lieutenant, Interim Police Chief and finally as the full-time Police Chief in January 2021.

A private reception with family and co-workers for Chief Christian will be held at the R. Keith Wood Public Safety building this Friday.

According to a city press release, Police Lieutenant Michael Stolte will serve as the Interim Police Chief upon Christian's retirement. A permanent appointment will follow a formal hiring process scheduled for later this year.