By CRISTINA JANNEY
Hays Police Chief Don Scheibler introduced two new officers and a new corporal to the Hays City Commission at its meeting Thursday night.
The new employees included police officers Aaron Ewy and Alex Broadway.
David Odle was promoted to corporal.
Ewy comes to Hays from Arlington, Kansas, and earned a bachelor’s degree from Wichita State University in criminal justice. Ewy is also a staff sergeant in the U.S. Air Force Reserves.
Broadway is a former Marine, earning the rank of corporal. He attended Oak Park High School in Kansas City, Kan. He attended Fort Hays State University and worked at Pfeifer Auto Sales as a mechanic before joining the HPD. He lives in Hays with his wife and daughter.
Odle was recently promoted from master police officer to patrol corporal. He was one of five candidates for the position.
“All five could have done the job, but Dave truly stuck out as the most qualified one,” Scheibler said.
Odle served as a sergeant in the U.S. Marine Corps. He has more than 19 years of experience in law enforcement and has served in multiple supervisory roles at the Liberal Police Department. He is a graduate of the national FBI Academy.
“Dave has been a great hire for us, and we are confident he will continue to contribute and do well as a corporal,” Scheibler said.