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Jay Huerta: New cop on the beat


Caleb Vierkant/ Wrangell Sentinel

Jay Huerta

Wrangell residents are likely to see a new face patrolling the streets, as the Wrangell Police Department has recently recruited a new officer. Paul Jay Huerta was sworn in on June 10. New to Alaska, Huerta spent a lot of his life and career in California. Wrangell, he said, is a terrific opportunity for him to slow down and enjoy the small town life.

"I started getting the Alaska bug," he said. "Alaska is something that I've always wanted to do. Long story short, I pretty much woke up one day and said 'I gotta do Alaska. If I don't do it know, I'm never going to do it.'"

Huerta said that h...

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