Longtime Police Chief Named Signal’s New Town Manager

Town Will Benefit From Boyd Veal’s “Keen Eye For Detail,” Mayor Says

Friday, February 28, 2014 - by Judy Frank
Boyd Veal
Boyd Veal
Veteran Signal Mountain Police Chief Boyd Veal, who was chosen to fill in as the town's interim town manager after the firing of Chris Dorsey, will continue to serve in that position on a permanant basis.

Mayor Bill Lusk said Mr. Veal’s “keen eye for detail” will be an asset to officials handling the town’s day-to-day business and in handling routine housekeeping matters.
 
“He’s uncovered a number of problems just in the few weeks he’s already been on the job,” the mayor said.
 
The former police chief – one of four children of a minor league baseball player who went on to serve as Signal’s police chief for more than 32 years – followed in his father’s footsteps and joined the town’s police department eight years ago.

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