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Deputy Top Cop VanKirk Retires

Served 27 years with police department

August 7, 2013

Over the past year or so, Wheeling Police Chief Shawn Schwertfeger has come to know Mike VanKirk as a man of few words. But when he does speak, Schwertfeger said, people listen....

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Aug-07-13 8:24 AM

Please dear God instill common sense and goodwill toward our citizens in all of our valued police officers. Protect them in their daily journeys, and give them the frame of mind to not so hastily arrest and jail, as they do oh so so so much any more these days. Dear God, give the city of Wheeling the insight to know that the PD has become much too large, much too expensive, and not proportionate to the sensible needs of our community, as our good people are now being called upon to sustain this ever-growing agency. The scales of justice have been oh so heavily weighted, and our good people are suffering.

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Aug-07-13 8:45 AM

Michael, you will be greatly missed. You are all that "good cops" strive to be! Much luck and well wishes in your new career. The City of Wheeling is loosing a huge asset. Thank you for all of your service and dedication.

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Aug-07-13 1:45 PM

Thank you for a job well done. Your retirement years will be wonderful with the knowledge that you served with pride, integrity and a lot of class. The good people of Wheeling truly thank you for your service.

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Aug-07-13 6:27 PM

he will be missed. one of the few good ones.

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Aug-07-13 6:32 PM

Happy retirement to one of the finest officers. I know he will be missed.

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