Pringle retires as Red Lodge Police Chief

A retirement reception was held for Red Lodge Police Chief Richard Pringle at City Hall, Feb. 28. Approximately 100 plus people came by during the 2-hour event to wish him well. Pringle has been with the police department for 13 and a half years, joining in Aug. 1, 2000. He has served in law enforcement for 42 years, including with the Dallas and Stevensville police departments in Texas. Mayor Ed Williams presented Pringle with a gift of a Seiko watch for all “the fine work” he’d done in Red Lodge. In responding Pringle thanked people for coming and said he’d been able, “to live my dream in Montana and the mountains. I shall miss everybody but I will be around still. I’ll see a different side of the town now. I appreciate everyone coming out today and don’t hesitate to call me and ask questions. When asked if he’d still help with some of the major events in another capacity, namely during the Beartooth Rally, he joked, “I might get a motorcycle, a Harley. Grow my hair out and play the part.” Pringle is undecided on his plans as to where to move but does know he will spend more time with his grandchildren. When Pringle first came to Red Lodge, he said the police department operated out of a small building that was the old fire department and that their police vehicles were Chevy Luminas, which were “hard to get around in during the winter.” He added it would be hard to, “Get out of the habit of listening to the sirens and waiting for a phone call.”

Upcoming Events

  • Friday, November 24, 2017 - 7:00pm
    Rock Creek Group meets Tuesdays and Saturdays at 8 a.m. and Wednesdays and Fridays at 7 p.m. at Calvary Church, 9 N Villard, Red Lodge.
  • Saturday, November 25, 2017 - 8:00am
    Rock Creek Group meets Tuesdays and Saturdays at 8 a.m. and Wednesdays and Fridays at 7 p.m. at Calvary Church, 9 N Villard, Red Lodge.
  • Saturday, November 25, 2017 - 10:00am
    An Overeaters Anonymous group will meet every Saturday at 10 a.m. at the Grace Fellowship Church, Absarokee.
  • Monday, November 27, 2017 - 7:00pm
    Joliet Group meets at the Community Center Monday at 7 p.m.
  • Tuesday, November 28, 2017 - 8:00am
    Rock Creek Group meets Tuesdays and Saturdays at 8 a.m. and Wednesdays and Fridays at 7 p.m. at Calvary Church, 9 N Villard, Red Lodge.
  • Tuesday, November 28, 2017 - 7:00pm
    Now Group meets at the Bridger United Methodist Church, 222 W. Broadway (west entrance of church) Tuesday at 7 p.m.