Mobridge, SD – (DRG News) The Mobridge City Council meeting on Monday was filled with emotion as Mobridge Police Chief Mike Nehls announced his retirement. Nehls has served as Mobridge’s Police Chief for the past 8 years and has been in law enforcement for the past 30 years. In his tearful speech he said, “This was a very difficult decision, but it’s time for me to move on.” Nehls plans on moving back to the family farm in Groton and has accepted a position in the Groton school district. Here’s a copy of his official retirement statement.
“I am writing this letter to inform you that I have decided that the time has arrived for me to retire from law enforcement and to resign my position as your Police Chief. I spent many hours and days trying to make this decision as it is very difficult to leave a career that has been a part of my life for over 30 years.
I want to express my sincere thanks to all of you for allowing me to serve as your Police Chief and for putting your trust in me over the past 8 years. I will always have great memories of my public service to the citizens of Mobridge and will always be grateful for the opportunity that was given to me.
I plan to visit Mobridge as much as possible and will always be an ambassador for this city by telling people about Mobridge, the best kept secret in South Dakota. Mobridge is truly a wonderful place to live and raise your children.”
Michael E. Nehls
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