New Sebring police chief to begin duties Sunday

Detective Ray Harris says the former chief hired him and he now has big shoes to fill

Courtesy of the Sebring Police Department's Facebook page

SEBRING, Ohio (WYTV) – The Sebring Police Department has named a new police chief, following the death of Former Police Chief Ray Heverly.

According to Sebring police, Detective Ray Harris will begin his duties on Sunday.

Heverly passed away from a brief illness on Dec. 30, 2016, after more than 20 years on the force.

Harris says the former chief hired him and he now has big shoes to fill. He said as the new chief he wants to do more to fight the drug epidemic.

“They’re going to see a lot more police presence, because I want my officers out there letting the public know that we’re here to help you, to assist you and to make you feel safe,” Harris said.

Harris has been a detective with Sebring police for 12 years. Before that, he spent almost 30 years in the Army.