Barthel promoted to assistant chief
Havre police Capt. Mike Barthel was promoted to assistant chief of police Monday night.
"I'm ecstatic. It's a dream come true," Barthel said today. "My family is very excited."
The Havre City Council unanimously approved the promotion, retroactive to Jan. 1. Barthel had been acting assistant chief since the retirement of Mark Stolen on Dec. 31. Stolen had been Havre's assistant chief for two years, and a law enforcement officer for three decades.
"It is my pleasure to recommend the promotion," Police Chief Kevin Ol...