Former Stow police chief passes away after battle with cancer

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STOW, Ohio –  Louis A. Dirker Jr., former Stow police chief, passed away on Saturday after a battle with cancer.

Dirker Jr. began working in law enforcement in 1974 with Cuyahoga Falls. He retired as their chief in 2001.

Later on he became the Stow police chief, retiring once again in 2014.