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Funkhouser Sworn-in as Benton Police Chief

From L to R: Benton Public Health and Safety Commissioner Don Storey, Benton Police Chief Chris Funkhouser and Benton Mayor Fred Kondritz. (Photo: City of Benton Facebook page)

BENTON – The Benton City Council Monday night approved and swore-in Chris Funkhouser as Benton’s Police Chief.

Funkhouser replaces Mike Andrews, who recently retired after serving a second time as Benton’s police chief from 2019 to late March of this year.

Prior to joining the Benton Police Department, Funkhouser worked as an auxiliary office in West Frankfort from 1998 to 2000.