Hernando chief reflects on policing his hometown streets

By , Special to the Daily Memphian Updated: February 15, 2023 3:57 PM CT | Published: February 15, 2023 3:57 PM CT

From patrolling on his bike to a cruiser, Shane Ellis has a history with Hernando, putting the new police chief in a unique situation.


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Toni Lepeska

Toni Lepeska

Toni Lepeska is a freelance reporter for The Daily Memphian. The 34-year veteran of newspaper journalism is an award-winning essayist and covers a diversity of topics, always seeking to reveal the human story behind the news. Toni, who grew up in Cayce, Mississippi, is a graduate of the University of Mississippi. To learn more, visit tonilepeska.com

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