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Officer Mossman honored for his service to community

Officer Len Mossman and Mayor Henry Balensifer show off the plaque Mossman received for his 21 years of service to the city. (Cindy Yingst)
Sunday, June 30, 2019

Retiring Senior Police Officer Len Mossman, a 21-year veteran of the Warrenton Police Department, was honored for his service at Tuesday night’s City Commission meeting.

“There’s a lot officers put on the line,” Mayor Henry Balensifer said in describing his service to the city.

Mossman spent 38 years in law enforcement and was hired by the city in 1998. He has served as a field training officer and major crime investigator.

Mossman was appointed to fill a vacant position on the Warrenton-Hammond School Board in 2018 and was elected to the seat in last month’s special districts election. He’d previously served on the school board from 2009-14. He also has been active with youth programs at his church.

“Someday I’ll get my pole barn built,” Mossman told the crowded chambers when asked what he plans to do in retirement. “I’ll spend a lot of time working around the yard. Oh, and fishing.”

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