Butler and brother Josh There were a number of appointments made by the East Alton Village Board at the meeting last night. Among those appointed, the village swore in a new probationary police officer, a history committee member, and a street laborer.  Appointed to the police department, Carl Butler was surrounded by family and friends as he was sworn in.

Butler tells The Big Z a little bit about his background.

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Butler was a Corporal in the marines and says he is looking forward to serving the Village of East Alton. He becomes a probationary officer effective June 8th. David Kuehnel was appointed to the History Committee and Brendan Weishaupt was appointed as a street laborer.  Also at the meeting, Sgt. Brian Archer resigned from the East Alton Police Department effective June 1.

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