- Associated Press - Friday, March 28, 2014

MARION, Ill. (AP) - A law enforcer who became the first female patrol officer in Marion will become the southern Illinois city’s first female police chief if the mayor has his way.

The (Carbondale) Southern Illinoisan (https://bit.ly/QjCqxZ) reports that Mayor Bob Butler says he is recommending Lt. Dawn Tondini to succeed John Eibeck when he retires as chief July 31.

The promotion requires approval by the Marion City Council.

Butler cites Tondini’s more than two decades with the department and the fact she “works really well with others” and has the community’s best interest at heart.

Tondini joined the department in 1993 as a part-time dispatcher and became a patrol officer less than six months later. She went on to serve as a detective and last year was made a lieutenant.

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Information from: Southern Illinoisan, https://www.southernillinoisan.com


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