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Police Chief Named Tri-Citian of the Year

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KENNEWICK, Wash--  Kennewick Police Chief Ken Hohenberg has a new title: Tri-Citian of the year.

We met with Hohenberg one day after winning the prestigious award.  He says he never thought he would walk away with the title.  And although his name might be the one on the trophy, he says the award really goes to everyone around him.

"Fortunately I've been blessed because I've been surrounded with a lot of great people and collectively we've been able to do great things," says Hohenberg.  "But we have a lot of work to do yet.  You don't sit back and say 'well, we've done this, now we don't have to do anything else.'"

The Tri-Citian of the Year award has been given out every year for more than 45 years.  Hohenberg tells us it's up to his wife to decide where it goes in the house.