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Longtime New Roads police chief retires

1 year 5 months 4 weeks ago Tuesday, January 17 2023 Jan 17, 2023 January 17, 2023 4:03 PM January 17, 2023 in News
Source: WBRZ

NEW ROADS - Longtime New Roads Police Chief Kevin McDonald retired last week after a three-decade career in law enforcement. 

McDonald served under at least four different mayors in the City of New Roads, and worked as the Police Chief for 18 and a half years. Prior to his time with New Roads Police he was a lieutenant with the Pointe Coupee Parish Sheriff's Office.

McDonald said his proudest accomplishment was being able to help people and keep his community safe.

His retirement took effect Friday, but his last working day in the office was Wednesday.

McDonald said this is a decision he's been talking about for some time.

The City of New Roads named Delaney Lee the acting Chief of Police on Tuesday night.

Lee was fired from the police force in 2021 by then-mayor Cornell Dukes after a WBRZ report about the mayor using tax dollars to pay for a police detail. 

Lee then moved to the Pointe Coupee Sheriff's Office and worked as a deputy underneath Sheriff Rene Thibodeaux. 

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