Exeter hires police chief

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Former Marine given position

The city of Exeter recently appointed Bobby Stone to be the city's new police chief.

Stone was originally hired as an officer last month, but was recently given the job title of police chief.

The full-time position is paid at a rate of $10 per hour.

"They get comp time if they work over 40 hours, but it really doesn't require that," Eisenbraun said.

As part of his duties, Stone covers morning and afternoon school patrol and safety, and patrol duties in general.

Originally from the city, Stone grew up in a rough neighborhood in Kansas City before later moving to Fair Grove and graduating high school.

After school, he went into the Marines.

"I graduated high school and right after, joined the Marine Corps," Stone said.

While in the Marines, Stone served four years active duty, including two years in Okinawa, Japan, with Combat Logistics Regimen 3. He was stationed on the USS Essex with the Navy, and also served at Camp Pendleton, Calif., at Marine Wings Support Squadron 372.

In July 2015, Stone graduated from the Missouri Sheriffs Association and Training Academy in Mt. Vernon to pursue the goal of becoming a police officer.

Stone said his training and upbringing will help equip him do his job as police chief, and that he looks forward to interacting with the community in his position and providing public safety.

"I always wanted to be on the side that was helping people," he said.

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