(BROWNSTOWN) - The Brownstown Police Department hired a new officer.
Mitch Ray, a Brownstown native, has long been a reserve officer with the department. The association helped him stand out among the other four people interviewed for the position.
Ray is currently employed with the Jackson County Jail, as a jailer. He will have to attend the police academy in January 2012.
Ray is replacing Officer John Long who resigned in August.
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