(LITTLE RIVER-ACADEMY) The interim police chief in Little River-Academy is officially on the job.

Michael Lugo, the city`s reserve officer, took over as Police Chief on an interim basis Monday. Lugo replaces former Chief Lee Dixon, who was shot and killed in the line of duty in mid-June. Lugo will remain the interim chief for the next 30 days, though city officials believe he will be the permanent choice for the job. He has spent 8 years in law enforcement, including the past 2 years as a reserve in Little River-Academy. 

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