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Gofourth Announces Retirement

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PARSONS, KS — Parsons Police Chief Scott Gofourth has announced that effective September 19, 2014 he will retire from the city. Gofourth has been a member of the Parsons Police Department since December 1987.

During his 27 years on the force, Gofourth worked his way up the ranks from Public Safety Officer to his current position of Chief. He was named Chief upon the retirement of John Keele in 2012.

While in law enforcement, Gofourth has served on the Advisory Board for RSSKT, has been a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police, Kansas Association of Chiefs of Police, and the Kansas Police Officers Association. Gofourth is currently serving on the Governor's Task Force on Collaboration of Mental Health Service and Law Enforcement in Kansas and as Vice President of the Labette County Emergency Planning Committee. In addition, over the past 27 years, he has worked with a variety of community organizations and programs.

Gofourth encourages others to become an active part of the community by saying, “We should always be positive and proud about what we are accomplishing, and never give up on making this a better place to live.”

The City of Parsons thanks Gofourth for his dedication to making our community a safer place.

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