The interim police chief for La Crosse will not be seeking the position full-time.
Rob Abraham is not among the applicants to succeed former Chief Ron Tischer, who took a job in Arizona last month.
“I will not be applying for La Crosse police chief for both professional and personal reasons,” Abraham said on Twitter. “It’s been 26 years since an internal candidate has served as La Crosse police chief. There are qualified and deserving internal candidates. I fully support my colleagues!”
The deadline for applications was Friday. The police and fire commission, which will screen and interview the candidates, is not scheduled to meet in August.