HUMBOLDT Shannon Moore was appointed Humboldt chief of police by the city council Tuesday night, effective today.
Moore, 48, grew up in Humboldt, the daughter of longtime lawman and sheriff Ron Moore. For the past 23 years she has been involved in law enforcement, as an Iola Police Department detective, Allen County undersheriff, Woodson County sheriff, Coffey County jail administrator, and, more recently, a sergeant for Humboldt PD.
Moores selection fills a vacancy created by the resignation earlier this year of Brian Dillow. Scott Aikins, a candidate for the chiefs chair, had filled in since Dillow parted ways with Humboldt in July.