With the resignation of Police Chief David Ray, a new officer is patrolling the streets of Farber.
Jason Maskey, of Curryville, has taken the reigns of the Farber police force.
“I just go by officer,” Maskey said. “I don’t really consider myself a chief, even though I’m the only one.”
“It’s just always good to have an officer around that (residents) can call to respond to public service calls when needed,” Maskey said.
Maskey entered the Navy in December 2006. He moved to Curryville in 2009, then serving as a recruiter at Columbia, Mo.
He joined the police academy that same year, graduating in June 2010.
Upon graduation, he began his law enforcement career at Curryville and Martinsburg, serving Curryville until December 2011. Maskey also worked with the Pike County Sheriff’s Department as a part-time deputy from October 2011 to December 2011 when he started full-time with the department. He left the force in October 2012.
He now splits time between Farber and Martinsburg, where he also serves a role as the law.
Both jobs keep Maskey busy full-time, patrolling the streets and helping the residents.