Jan. 13—WILLIMANTIC — After more than three decades in the police department, Willimantic Police Department Deputy Chief Bob Buckner will soon hand over the reins to Lt. Doug Glode.
Willimantic Police Chief Paul Hussey said Buckner has done a lot of work " behind the scenes" and has risen in the ranks over the years.
" He's done a great job here at the police department and we're going to miss him," he said.
Buckner could not be reached for comment.
As of July 1, Buckner, who has worked for the department for 33 years, is earning $111,133.
Windham Human Resources Director Paul Hongo said Glode, who has been working for the department for nearly 20 years, will be earning $106,080 as deputy chief.
Buckner's last day is Saturday. " He's been involved in that department in so many different ways," Hongo said of Buckner. " He's a wealth of knowledge,
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