Recently Retired Spirit Lake Police Lieutenant Rodney Bakker Hired To Estherville P.D.

Thu 6-30-2016 []

(Estherville)-- A longtime member of the Spirit Lake Police Department who recently retired is going to work for a Police Department in a neighboring city.

Rodney Bakker retired a few weeks ago as a lieutenant with the Spirit Lake Police Department. Thursday, it was announced Bakker has been hired as an officer with the Estherville Police Department.    

Police Chief Brent Shatto says Bakker will fill a position left vacant when Rick Zalabowski resigned to accept a position with the Milford Police Department.    

Shatto added Bakker will bring some valuable experience to the Estherville Police Department, which he says is relatively young due to a considerable amount of turnover recently.