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Newest police officer moved from Hoonah


February 18, 2021

Yuriy Bezzubenko, Wrangell's newest police officer.

Wrangell's newest police officer started work last week. Yuriy Bezzubenko, formerly of Hoonah, North Carolina and Ukraine, said he joined the Wrangell Police Department in pursuit of new opportunities.

"Wrangell offered more opportunities for training, thus I came to Wrangell and I've decided to stay here," he said. "It was a bigger town, had a lot more people, also the police department was a lot bigger." Wrangell has almost three times the population of Hoonah, about 160 miles to the northwest.

Bezzubenko was born in Ukraine and said he immigrated to the United States when he was 13 years...

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