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Lawman named Lawless turns in his badge

The Inland Northwest's most unfortunately named police chief has resigned.

Pat Lawless, who until Wednesday served as chief of the Spirit Lake Police Department, reportedly had engaged in an inappropriate conversation with other officers, two of whom have been disciplined. The city wouldn't say what the conversation was about.

Lawless had been the small North Idaho town's top lawman for three years and had been with the police force for six years.

Here's a link to more about the resignation.



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