1/24/2014 9:09 PM
by Karen Franklin
BECKLEY - New Beckley Mayor Bill O’Brien announced Friday he's chosen
a new man in charge at the city’s police department.
O’Brien, who was chosen to replace former Mayor Emmett Pugh
at the start of the year, told WOAY that Beckley Police Captain Lonnie Christian
is officially replacing Chief Tim Deems as of 2 p.m.
Deems will remain on the force as a senior captain. O’Brien
said the decision was made because he felt Christian better reflected his
The decision is set to be approved Tuesday by common