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Ruiz Appointed Kimball Police Chief

‘This Is The First Process Of Cleaning Up This Town,’ Councilman Muench Says

In a special meeting on Wednesday, May 24, the Kimball City Council unanimously approved the mayor’s appointment of Jose Ruiz as police chief.

According to the Mayor John Morrison, Ruiz is in the process of purchasing a house and will be moving to Kimball in the near future.

Morrison said, “I had an interview process, had two very good candidates. When it came down to it, based on the recommendation from the selection committee. My interview, I felt that Jose was the candidate that I wanted.”

After Ruiz was approved, the council had to approve the employment agreement. Morrison said it was bas...