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Former Ashland police chief now working at Missouri Capitol

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Lyn Woolford was sworn in to start working with the Missouri Capitol Police on Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020.
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Former Ashland Police Chief Lyn Woolford

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (KMIZ)

The former police chief of Ashland has taken a job with the Missouri Capitol Police.

A tweet from the police department said Lyn Woolford took his oath of office Thursday morning.

Woolford was a longtime police chief in Ashland before he was removed from office and suspended in February by the city's former mayor.

Woolford's contract with Ashland expired in April.

The Ashland Board of Aldermen appointed Gabe Edwards as the new police chief in June.

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Matt Ragsdale

Matt Ragsdale is a broadcast and digital producer at ABC 17 News.

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