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St. Paul Park Police Chief Mike Monahan was honored by the city at a recent council meeting with a plaque commemorating his 30 years with the department. Bulletin photo by Judy Spooner

St. Paul Park police chief reaches milestone with city


At 58, St. Paul Park Police Chief Mike Monahan was recently honored by the city for 30 years of service but says he's not ready for retirement.

Monahan still loves the job, he said in a recent interview. The day he dreads going to work is the day he'll hang up the uniform for good.

"Every day is different," Monahan said. "There's always something to learn, especially about human nature."

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Judy Spooner is the longest-serving staff writer at the South Washington County Bulletin. Spooner, who covers education and features in addition to writing a weekly column, has been with the newspaper for over 30 years.
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