Scranton Police Chief Larry “LA” Alexander takes
aim at an eighth-generation Ford F150 last weekend at Saturday
in the Park. The truck, which was donated and prepared by Dennis
Lewis, Scranton, was part of a fundraiser conducted by MacKenze
Morris, 15, Scranton, who hopes to raise enough money to open
a youth center by the time she finishes high school. Morris, who
will be a junior at Santa Fe Trail High School this fall, sold
a pair of swings at the truck for $1 each, raising almost $250
photos from the Saturday in the Park
in support of police chief
SCRANTON—Scranton resident and business owner Paula Schuler
requested to address the Scranton City Council during its June
21 meeting, about the council’s May 17 decision to reject
reappointment of Scranton Police Chief Larry Alexander.
Schuler said she was dissatisfied “a lot” with the
decision. She said she saw the decision as “an ambush against
“You haven’t given him a chance,” Schuler said.
“Most places give at least a three-year contract. As a council,
you guys work for us. I’m asking you to reconsider. When
you get somebody who has a good rapport with the community, it
needs to be up to the community.”
She said her business, the Branding Iron Restaurant, has done
well because of good rapport with the city’s police officers.
She said that as a result, new customers, people who were not
previously comfortable in the establishment are now patronizing
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