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Abraham won’t seek full-time job as La Crosse police chief



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. 

A native of Prairie du Chien, Brad graduated from UW - La Crosse and has worked in radio news for more than 30 years, mostly in the La Crosse area. He regularly covers local courts and city and county government. Brad produces the features "Yesterday in La Crosse" and "What's Buried on Brad's Desk." He also writes the website "Triviazoids," which finds odd connections between events that happen on a certain date, and he writes and performs with the local comedy group Heart of La Crosse. Brad been featured on several national TV programs because of his memory skills.

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