Campbell's Scoup

'The streets of Eldridge will be different without Dave'

Scott Campbell
Posted 5/5/21

I was sitting in the Eldridge city council chambers the night that Dave Kopatich was hired as a full-time officer in 1989. I wrote the front-page story eight years later when he left to become chief in Walcott, and my byline topped the front-page, above-the-fold article when he returned to Eldridge in 2009.

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