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Twenty-eight year veteran of EPD retiring

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EUREKA- A nearly 30-year veteran of the Eureka Police Department spent his last day on the job on Tuesday.

Bill Nova grew up in Humboldt County and served as a airborne infantryman with the U.S. Army from 1980 to 1985. He then worked with the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office for a year before joining the Eureka Police Department as a police officer in 1986. For the last three years, he has been the Detective Sergeant with the department, overseeing four full-time detectives. He says he is retiring to spend more time with his family and he will do part time work as a Deputy with the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office. EPD officials say he will be missed at the Eureka Police Department.

"When you lose someone who had his amount of expertise, he was the commander of the swat team for many years, has that tactical expertise, and now he's leading our detective section.  And having his investigative skills and to lead those guys back there, especially with all the high profile crimes we had this year, and those are going to be some big shoes to fill," said Captain Brian Stephens with the EPD.