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Resource officer's certification questioned

REARDAN-–At its meeting on Thursday, Oct. 6, the town council heard a complaint calling into question the certification of Reardan-Edwall School District Resource Officer Melissa Foust.

Police Chief Andy Manke read an anonymous complaint that was submitted to Washington state’s Criminal Justice Training Commission in September. The complainant stated Foust should not be employed as a school resource officer because her status as a reserve officer does not allow full-time employment.

To remedy this situation, Chief Manke changed Foust’s employment status.

“I fired Officer Foust as a reserve off...


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