Mercedes Names Interim Police Chief


Assistant Police Chief in Mercedes, Blanca Sanchez, has been promoted to interim police chief following the resignation of Roy Quintanilha.

Sanchez was appointed to the post Friday, becoming the second woman to be Mercedes’ top cop.

Quintanilha resigned after just five months in the position, and Sanchez becomes the city’s fourth police chief in the last two years. She has more than 30 years of local government and law enforcement experience. She was named Mercedes’ assistant police chief in January.

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