KEYSER - Newly-appointed Keyser police chief Thomas Golden went through and shook the hands of all the people crowded into the city council chambers Tuesday morning before taking his oath of office.

By Liz Beavers
lbeavers@newstribune.info
Tribune Managing Editor
KEYSER - Newly-appointed Keyser police chief Thomas Golden went through and shook the hands of all the people crowded into the city council chambers Tuesday morning before taking his oath of office.
Golden, a retired Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) commander and Secret Service officer who now lives in Fort Ashby, was appointed as the new chief of police by mayor Damon Tillman Monday and immediately and unanimously approved by the Keyser City Council.
Tuesday, Tillman said he is excited to have Golden take the helm of the police department, and that he “probably has the best resume that a chief of police has ever had in the City of Keyser.”
Calling himself a “blue collar guy,” Golden said he is ready to work with the KPD and everyone in the city.
“We do this together; this is a team,” he said.
Admitting that the city faces some challenges, he told the crowd, “I don’t have all the answers, but I’ve got the energy. Just know that 24/7, 365, the Keyser Police Department will be on the job.”