Eureka Police Department press release: 

The Eureka Police Department is pleased to announce that Officer Louis Altic has been selected to be the new Old Town Foot Patrol Officer.  Officer Altic begins his assignment on January 7, 2015. 

Officer Altic was hired by the Eureka Police Department on July 8, 2002.  During his over 12 years as a police officer with EPD, he has served as a School Resource Officer, patrolman, evidence technician, and defensive tactics instructor.

Officer Altic has been married to his wife, Linda, for 26 years. They are the proud parents of 8 children.  Officer Altic’s oldest son, Ben, is following in his father’s footsteps and will graduate from the College of the Redwoods’ 114th Basic Police Academy this Thursday.

Officer Altic is looking forward to serving as the Old Town Officer, and he’s excited about the prospect of getting to know its merchants, residents, and regular visitors on a more personal level as they work together to enhance safety and improve quality of life in that district.

LoCO note: Since LoCOHQ is located in Old Town, the Outpost will give its take on this announcement. Obviously the thing that jumps out at us about the above press release is that Officer Altic served as evidence technician somehow endured rearing eight children. We feel this gives him unique skills that will be helpful in policing our neck of the woods. 

Welcome to the neighborhood, Lou. Stop by sometime.