City of Ashland Names New Police Chief

The city of Ashland has a new police chief.

The Ashland Board of Alderman voted to appoint Sgt. Gabe Edwards to the position at last night’s meeting effective immediately.

Edwards appointment comes after police chief Lyn Woolford was placed on adminstrative leave in February where he was accused of mishandling paperwork related to a police, internal affairs investigation.

In a statement Woolford read at last night’s (Tuesday) meeting he asked for his job back, and said the accusations made against him were untrue and he had nothing to cover up.

Woolford was placed on leave on February 11th by city administrator Tony St. Romaine.