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Longview police chief returns to full-time duty

Longview police chief returns to full-time duty
Thursday, February 28, 2013 - 5:43pm

Longview Police Chief Don Dingler is back on duty full time after going on a leave of absence in September to battle cancer.

“Although I am still taking chemo-therapy, I was feeling well enough to return to work,” he said Wednesday.

Dingler was diagnosed with cancer several months ago and had been working as his treatment allowed, according to city officials. Even on leave, he had been working when he could.

“We’re glad that he is back, and we’re glad he was able to return to full duty,” said police spokeswoman Kristie Brian.

No details have been released about his type of cancer or the course of treatment.

Dingler returned to full-time duty Feb. 18.

Read more stories from KETK newspaper partner the Longview News-Journal.

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