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Council appoints Capt. Eric Rush as full-time chief of the Trussville Police Department

By Tanna M. Friday

Editor

Trussville — During a regular meeting on Tuesday, September 11 the Trussville City Council approved the appointment of Captain Eric Rush to the position of full-time police chief.

Members of the Trussville City Council, along with Mayor Buddy Choat, pictured with the newly appointed Trussville Police Chief, Eric Rush. Photo by Tanna Friday

Chief Rush was surrounded by much support including members of the Trussville Police Department, fire department, his wife, Angela, and two children. Rush’s siblings and parents were also in attendance.

“I am just humbled by the overwhelming support tonight,” said Rush as he took in the moment of support from both the TPD and fire departments. “I really didn’t know I would get so much support and presence this evening.”

Rush shares that as he transitions into the role as chief he will continue in the direction that the former chief, Jeff Bridges, paved for the department.

“It is a new chapter,” he said. “The former chief had everything going well in the department. I just want a smooth transfer and see a new chapter unfold within the Trussville Police Department.

Rush has been serving with TPD since 1996 and fills the position Bridges who retired in July.

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