When newly-appointed Police Chief Steve Johnson first joined the squad 33 years ago, he worked the night shift. One cold winter’s evening, he received a call on Hill Street.
“The subject was drunk and had walked in a lady’s house,” Johnson said. He left his cruiser running, due to the cold temperature, and walked up to the house.
“She said she didn’t know where he went so I started tracking him in the snow.”
The tracks headed back toward the cruiser and Johnson felt his heart drop.