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Petersburg police welcome experienced officer to the force

Petersburg’s police department welcomed its newest officer to the force this week. Jim Kerr hails from Kingman, Arizona, a city of over 28-thousand people in the northwestern part of that state. He has nine years of experience in law enforcement with the Mohave County sheriff’s office and the Kingman police department. Joe Viechnicki spoke with Kerr and police captain John Hamilton about his background and first week on the job.

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