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New Day dawns for EWU police department

Former football player takes over as police chief


Last updated 9/17/2020 at 11:06am

CHENEY—Jay Day spent the early 1990’s trying to shut down opposing receivers on the Eastern Washington University football team as a defensive back. Nearly 30 years later, he’s taking over for retiring EWU Police Department Chief Tim Walters.

But being a cop wasn’t even on his radar coming out of college.

“It was just kind of one of those lucks of the draw,” Day said. “I didn’t even know, at the time, that it would grab hold of me like it did.”

Day originally enrolled at EWU in 1991, where he quickly met his now wife, Esperanza. The two have three children: Xavier, 27,...

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