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CHARLESTON, W.Va. – United States Attorney Mike Stuart issued the following statement in response to the change in leadership at the Huntington Police Department:

“I congratulate Hank Dial on his appointment as City Manager for the City of Huntington and thank him for his leadership since becoming the Chief of the Huntington Police Department in 2018.    I commend him for his service throughout his lengthy law enforcement career.  During Chief Dial’s tenure, my office and the Huntington Police Department forged a strong partnership and took unprecedented actions to secure the safety of the City of Huntington and its citizens.   

In turn, I congratulate Ray Cornwell on assuming the role of Interim Chief of the Huntington Police Department.  I look forward to our continued partnership under Chief Cornwell’s leadership.  Together, we’ll continue our efforts to make Huntington the safest city in America.   The City of Huntington remains in good hands.”

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