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Atwater Police Chief Trevor Berger is under the microscope after killing a chicken with a shovel. Berger grew up in Atwater, joined the Navy, returned and trained in law enforcement: “I feel badly Atwater is getting this kind of attention because of me. It’s a wonderful town. I just wish I’d known it was a pet.” (Tribune photo by Rand Middleton)

Community rallies for Atwater police chief

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ATWATER — A loud and vocal crowd crammed into the Atwater City Council chambers Wednesday night in support of the small town’s police chief who had received statewide, and even national, media attention this week for killing a boy’s pet chicken that was running loose in the homeowners’ backyard.

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Carolyn Lange
A reporter for more than 30 years, Carolyn Lange covers county government and regional news with the West Central Tribune.
(320) 894-9750
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