Wapato chooses interim police chief

WAPATO, Wash. -- Wapato has selected a new interim police chief.

Mike Sanford is a recently retired 30-year veteran of the Seattle Police Department. He will not be a candidate for the permanent position.

Former Chief Tracy Rosenow left the job earlier this month to become police chief in Westport.

Sanford says he expects to serve up to five months. Wapato's mayor says the city will begin looking for a permanent replacement this week.