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Celebrating a Landmark of Service

He's seen various parts of the world, but never fully left the Panhandle. Most of his adult life has been focused on serving people while wearing a uniform.

He wears his uniform quietly, as identity to his service. He doesn't seek the spotlight and some would say he redirects it to others he sees as more deserving.

Sidney Police Chief Joe Aikens is being recognized for 40 years of public service.

His career in the public, in law enforcement, started soon after his 1980 graduation from Kimball High School. He enlisted in the military where he served two years in the military police. Upon his de...


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