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Lee approves new police chief

December 4, 2013

LEE, Mass. (AP) — Lee has a new police chief to replace the former chief who was fired amid a federal extortion probe.

The Berkshire County town’s board of selectmen on Tuesday approved the appointment of Sgt. Jeffrey Roosa. The 40-year-old Roosa has been a town officer since 2001 and was chosen from among 70 applicants.

Roosa tells The Berkshire Eagle (http://bit.ly/18Cn7s7 ) the additional responsibilities will not change him, and he will continue to be a visible member of the community.

Roosa replaces former Chief Joseph Buffis.

Buffis was fired last month for improperly billing the town for his personal cellphone. He is also the focus of a federal probe for allegedly extorting a $4,000 donation for a charity fund he controlled then using the money for his personal use. He denies the charges.


Information from: The Berkshire (Mass.) Eagle, http://www.berkshireeagle.com

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