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Town of Geneva police chief claps back at woman upset over 4th of July squad car wash

Town of Geneva Police
Posted at 12:37 PM, Jul 05, 2019

TOWN OF GENEVA — Town of Geneva Police Chief Eric Anderson is responding to a woman who called to complain about a squad car being washed on the 4th of July.

The chief posted a video recording of the woman's voicemail Thursday afternoon. He says he was preparing a dirty squad car in preparation for the annual Lake Como holiday parade when a woman who spotted him called the department to complain.

‘It’s really troubling because I think there's a better use of his time then being in the car-wash line on the 4th of July,’ the woman said.

Attached to the recording is the chief's response, which was shared widely on social media Friday:

"It was I waiting at the car wash on the 4th of July,” said police chief Eric Anderson on Facebook. I was washing a dirty squad car to participate in the annual 4th of July parade."

"I gave up time away from family to come in for the community which I proudly serve and protect. If you wish to speak with me I will be back in for work at 6:30 a.m. tomorrow,” Anderson said.

The post has already been shared hundreds of times on Facebook.