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Samuel Patterson out as Riverdale police chief, Todd Spivey appointed interim chief

Former Riverdale police Chief Samuel Patterson

Former Riverdale police Chief Samuel Patterson

RIVERDALE — Riverdale City Council has accepted the retirement of longtime police Chief Samuel Patterson, Clayton News Daily has learned.

Patterson served as chief since his appointment in October 2007 when the late Chief Thetus Knox retired. Patterson was assistant chief under Knox.

Assistant Chief R. Todd Spivey has been appointed interim police chief while the city conducts a search for Patterson’s replacement.

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