Sunday, January 07, 2001

Reading police chief dies

Huelsman had announced retirement Friday

        READING — Veteran Police Chief Robert Huelsman, 53, who announced his retirement Friday after 17 years as chief and three decades on the department, died Saturday morning of a heart attack at his Mason home.

        He was a past president, vice president, secretary and treasurer of the Hamilton County Police Chiefs' Association and rose through the ranks of his hometown department to the chief's job.

        Lt. Greg Hilling, who scored highest in a civil service exam, will assume command of the department immediately. He was to assume the chief's position Feb. 1, following Chief Huelsman's planned retirement on Jan. 31.

        The chief is survived by: his wife, Jane; a son, Joe; and a daughter, Jen. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.


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