Former JPD chief passes Friday

    Wellington's photo hangs at the Juneau Police Department, according to a social media post by JPD.

    Vancouver, Washington (KINY) - Former chief of the Juneau Police Department James Wellington, also known as Pat, passed away Friday morning.

    Wellington was chief from 1963 until 1970, and he also worked as the Commissioner of the Department of Public Safety and colonel of Alaska State Troopers.

    He was 86 and passed in Vancouver, WA.


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