Brier police chief retiring April 30

Police Chief Donald Lane
Police Chief Donald Lane

After 38 years in law enforcement, Brier Chief of Police Donald Lane is retiring from the post he has held since October 2004. His last day on the job will be April 30.

Brier Mayor Bob Colinas appointed Brier Police Officer Mike Catlett to serve as Interim Chief of Police beginning May 1 while the city conducts a search for a permanent replacement for Lane.

Prior to coming to Brier, Lane served separate stints as the chief of three Eastern Washington police departments, in Wapato, Oroville and Wilbur. Lane also served as a deputy in two county sheriff departments in the state, in Lincoln and San Juan Counties.

Lane had been serving as the Brier Chief of Police for two years prior to current Brier Mayor Bob Colinas’ first term. “I have enjoyed working with Don these past eight years and look forward to a round of golf with him once in a while in his retirement,” Colinas said.

The police department for the City of Brier, population 6,250 and approximately 2.13 square miles, is comprised of six sworn officers, four reserve officers and a records supervisor.

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