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Ronan police chief suspended over false documents

Published On: Jul 24 2013 01:08:41 PM MDT
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MISSOULA, Mont. -

Ronan's chief of police has been suspended for 15 years and stripped of most of his state law enforcement certifications after a state board determined he falsified an application for his son to attend the Montana Law Enforcement Academy.
    
The Public Safety Officer Standards and Training Council handed down the punishment to Dan Wadsworth last week after finding that he signed an application certifying that his son, Trevor Wadsworth, was a sworn Ronan police officer qualified to attend the Montana Law Enforcement Academy.
    
POST findings show Trevor Wadsworth wasn't sworn in until mid-2011, after he left the academy because he was unable to prove he was employed by the Ronan Police Department.
    
Wadsworth said he plans to appeal the suspension, and that everything that he did was approved by the city attorney first.