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By Andrew Christiansen

City's new officer knows Goldendale


Andrew Christiansen

NEW ON THE JOB: Kelsey Shelton is Goldendale's newest police officer.

Goldendale's newest police officer is not new to Goldendale, or law enforcement. Kelsey Shelton is married to David Shelton, whose parents own the "Golden House," on South Columbus. Kelsey Shelton spent a year helping to restore the home, which is on the Goldendale historic homes tour.

Shelton hails from Wyoming, growing up near Jackson Hole in a town called Pinedale. She enlisted in the U.S. Army and was stationed at Ft. Hood as an MP. It was at Ft. Hood that she met David, who was also with the Army military police.

After being honorably discharged from the Army, Kelsey Shelton pursued an education in law enforcement. She earned associate degrees from Columbia Gorge Community College a...

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