By CRAIG MURPHY
Of the Keizertimes
For most people, a burst pipe under the kitchen sink would constitute a high-stress emergency.
For Alan McCowan, that will soon be a low-stress emergency.
That’s what happens when an emergency at your office for 25 years could be a matter of life and death.
Alan, who rose through the ranks at the Keizer Police Department to lieutenant, is retiring at the end of March. He will soon start as maintenance coordinator for a property management company east of the mountains in Redmond.
“It’s a big change, but it’s a nice change,” Alan said. “It’s something new. I’ve been doing the same thing for more than 30 years. I decided that rather than stay in law enforcement, I would go for a new challenge, new rules. It’s a little more low-key, not as critical as law enforcement. We deal with emergencies. An emergency there could be a broken pipe; emergencies here could be a guy shooting up a store.”
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