Palmyra Police Chief to retire in May

Created: 04/03/2014 1:12 PM WHEC.com

The Village of Palmyra will be looking for a new police chief. That’s because Chief David Dalton will be retiring next month.

Mayor Chris Piccola says the Village Board has a long standing policy that “no employee will work past the mandatory age of retirement.”  Dalton will turn 71 in August.

Dalton has been heading the department for 26 years. He started his career at the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office before joining the Palmyra Police Department. His last day will be May 6.

The department is also losing another officer later this month. Sgt. Jim Showman is set to retire on April 28.

Mayor Piccola says the board will have to replace both positions to keep the department sufficiently staffed.

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