I have been deeply touched by the overwhelming amount of support I received during the selection process for the Chief of Police for the Town of Payson. I would like to express my heartfelt gratitude for the inspiration and encouragement I received daily from family, friends, community members, police employees, police volunteers, the Town staff and many others. It is the giving and caring spirit of individuals like you who make Payson a great place to live.
Many of you in the community stepped forward and spent many hours of your time inspiring me with your kind words, cards, letters, best wishes and knowledgeable information. For this, I thank each and every one of you.
I am very grateful to Chief Gartner for his continual support and, through his efforts, I believe I have become a better person, a better police officer and a better leader.
This experience has been an invaluable experience for me, for I will always treasure the dedication, the team spirit and the caring, giving nature of the citizens of the community.
To all of you, I offer a thank you. I will do my very best to reach the expectations that each of you hold for me. The Payson Police Department is an outstanding organization and I look forward to working with each member to continue to strive to reach excellence. To all involved in the selection process, I appreciate the vote of confidence you have bestowed upon me and I will work hard to fulfill your expectations.
Don Engler, Payson