HAMILTON, Ohio (AP) -- Members of Hamilton police Chief Neil Ferdelman's family have held public safety jobs serving their southwestern Ohio city for 87 years straight, but that run will end with his retirement next month.
The JournalNews (http://bit.ly/yZ1joK ) of Hamilton reports Ferdelman's grandfather was a firefighter from 1925 to 1958. His father served as a police officer from 1942 until 1976.
Ferdelman initially planned to become a lawyer but took an interest in police work and has been a member of the force for 36 years, spending about one-third of that time as chief. He plans to retire March 2 from his job in Hamilton, about 20 miles north of Cincinnati.