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Moab police chief out on family medical leave, return date unknown

Sep 28, 2021, 8:33 AM | Updated: 9:21 am
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A Moab police vehicle is pictured in Moab on Saturday, April 18, 2020. Kristin Murphy, Deseret News

MOAB, Utah —  Police Chief Bret Edge has taken a leave of absence from his post at the head of the Moab Police Department. 

Moab Mayor Emily Niehaus said that the chief is out on family medical leave and that his return date is unknown. 

Moab chief leave comes amid high-profile investigations

The Moab City Council recently announced they would be opening an investigation into the police handling of their interaction with Gabby Petito and Brian Laundrie after calls about a potential domestic violence situation were made in August. The city would not comment or speculate on possible links between that case, or the investigation into the double-homicide of a married couple in the La Sal mountains in August. 

This story is breaking and will be updated. Stay tuned to KSL NewsRadio for the latest. Dave and Dujanovic will speak to former prosecutor Greg Skordas and host of the Cold Podcast Dave Cawley about this beginning at 9:35.

 


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Moab police chief out on family medical leave, return date unknown