Former JPD Chief Gelston’s passing to be marked with Celebration of Life

    Former Juneau Police Chief Mike Gelston.

    Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - The life of former Juneau Police Chief Mike Gelston will be remembered during a celebration scheduled for Sunday, June 26, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Raven Shelter at Auke Rec.

    Gelston passed away on Dec. 31 following an illness according to a post on the Juneau Police Department’s website.  

    According to the family, he was diagnosed with Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis in late 2019.

    Gelston was hired as a police officer in Juneau in June 1968.  

    He held many positions and rose through the ranks to become chief in 1985. He retired in July 1993.


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