Bay Village Police Chief Dave Wright retires

Bay Village Police Chief David Wright, pictured in 2011 receiving a medal for 30 years of service from Mayor Debbie Sutherland, will retire from the city on June 23.

Bay Village Mayor Debbie Sutherland announced Chief Wright's retirement to city officials on June 6. In an email addressed to department heads and City Council members, Sutherland wrote:

"It is with very mixed emotions that I have accepted the retirement letter of Chief Dave Wright effective June 23, 2013. Chief Wright has been a member of the Bay Village family for nearly 33 years and has run an excellent Police Department. During his tenure, the PD saw significant improvements in leadership, recruitment of excellent personnel, and overall professionalism.

"He is highly respected by his peers which is why he was elected to lead both the Cuyahoga County Chiefs’ Association and the Ohio Association of Chiefs of Police during his career with the City of Bay Village. Chief Wright will be opening a new chapter in his life with his new employment as Police Commander for the Cleveland Clinic. Our loss is certainly the Clinic’s gain and we wish Dave every success in his new position."

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Volume 5, Issue 12, Posted 10:56 AM, 06.07.2013