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By Lucas Walsh
Cheney Free Press 

Police chief Rick Bechtel talks new years resolutions and happiness


Last updated 1/6/2023 at 8:14pm

For many, the new year brings with it a mix of complex emotions, desires, speculations, hopes, and plans. For Rick Bechtel, interim police chief at the Cheney PD, new years doesn’t herald any particularly rigorous self-reflection, mostly because he already has a system of discipline that keeps him on track and thankful.

“Gosh,” Rick says with a laugh and a smile, “I guess I want to lose a few pounds and be a little better than I was last year.” Rick and I talked for a while about what happiness means and what it takes to maintain. “For me, happiness is a choice I have to make e...

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