New Baden Police Sgt. Scott Meinhardt, left, and Chief Mike Riley, right, pose together on Riley’s last day at work before he retires after over 39 years as a police officer and 36 years at the department’s helm. Meinhardt, a 25-year veteran of the force, will replace Riley as chief.
New Baden Police Sgt. Scott Meinhardt, left, and Chief Mike Riley, right, pose together on Riley’s last day at work before he retires after over 39 years as a police officer and 36 years at the department’s helm. Meinhardt, a 25-year veteran of the force, will replace Riley as chief. Provided photo
New Baden Police Sgt. Scott Meinhardt, left, and Chief Mike Riley, right, pose together on Riley’s last day at work before he retires after over 39 years as a police officer and 36 years at the department’s helm. Meinhardt, a 25-year veteran of the force, will replace Riley as chief. Provided photo

Top cop in New Baden retires after nearly 40 years

July 02, 2015 06:28 AM