After 34 years in the law-enforcement profession and 29 of them serving Sartell, Deputy Police Chief Dale Struffert will retire this May.
In a letter to Police Chief Jim Hughes, Struffert stated that “recent changes in PERA, as well as continued issues with my personal health, have caused me to realize that it is time for a change in my life.”
Struffert also stated he is willing to be part of the transition process to make it go as smoothly as possible for a new deputy chief.
Author: Dennis Dalman
Dalman was born and raised in South St. Cloud, graduated from St. Cloud Tech High School, then graduated from St. Cloud State University with a degree in English (emphasis on American and British literature) and mass communications (emphasis on print journalism). He studied in London, England for a year (1980-81) where he concentrated on British literature, political science, the history of Great Britain and wrote a book-length study of the British writer V.S. Naipaul. Dalman has been a reporter and weekly columnist for more than 30 years and worked for 16 of those years for the Alexandria Echo Press.