Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

December 21, 2012

Chief Joe Wilson retires

Bluefield Daily Telegraph

BLUEFIELD — After nearly a quarter century of service to Bluefield as one of the city’s finest, Chief J.W. “Joe” Wilson told the Bluefield Daily Telegraph on Friday that he will retire from his position as chief  effective Dec. 27.

Wilson began his career in law enforcement as a probationary officer on Dec. 4, 1989, worked his way up through the ranks as patrolman, sergeant, executive lieutenant, interim chief, and was appointed chief in February 2006.

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