05/07/2012 09:00 am ET

Rochester High Grad Named Police Chief In City Of Trayvon Martin Case

A Rochester native has been hired as the interim police chief in Sanford, FL — the town that has been in the news since February, when neighborhood crime-watch volunteer George Zimmerman was arrested in the fatal shooting of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin.

Richard Myers is a former deputy Oakland County Sheriff, county medical examiner investigator and Auburn Hills police officer, according to his public profile on LinkedIn. He is a graduate of Rochester High School and attended school at Oakland University and Michigan State University, the profile stated.

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