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Palouse officer Joe Handley resigns to join Colfax Dept.


November 1, 2018

Palouse Police Officer Joe Handley resigned to become a full-time officer in Colfax. He served his last day Oct. 29 for the Palouse department which also covers Garfield.

Handley worked for Palouse since May 2015.

“Officer Handley is a very well-respected peace officer,” said Michael Echanove, Palouse mayor. “He’s a young man with a bright future. I told him ‘I am not accepting your resignation.’ He has a real sixth sense about police work.”

Reserve Officer Terry Snead is set to fill-in for Handley in Palouse. The city hired full-time officer Joel Anderson in March after an ex...

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