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Familiar name appointed to head Wapato Police Department

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YAKIMA, Wash- Wapato mayor Jessie Farias says he appointed Tracy Rosenow as interim Wapato Police Chief Tuesday.  However he wouldn't say much else.

Rosenow worked at the Selah Police Department but the department won't confirm the dates he was employed or why he left.  Calls to Selah's City Supervisor's office were not returned.   

Farias also wouldn't give details either about Rosenow's other work history, saying only that he had worked for another law enforcement agency.

On the Wapato Police Department website "Tracy Rosenow" was listed as police chief from 1995 to 1996.  Farias said he does not know if the current interim chief is the same chief who served during that period.  However another person inside the department confirms that current interim chief Rosenow was also interim chief from 95-96.

The new Wapato interim chief is also the brother of Kelly Rosenow, the current Commissioner of Public Safety for the Yakama Nation and former deputy chief of the Yakima Police Department.

Farias would not speak to us on camera Thursday and would give us a way to contact Rosenow.  I did try to contact Rosenow today, however I did not get a call back.  The mayor did say he'd have Rosenow speak to us Friday.  We'll follow up with that promise tomorrow