About a year ago, we ran a piece running down Washington’s Worst Career Moves. No. 1 on the list was former Montgomery County Police Chief Charles A. Moose, who parlayed his sniper-hunt notoriety into a book and TV deal, then took off for Hawaii.
Turns out that Chief Moose might have finally reached the same conclusion we did.
At the time, his eminently quotable wife, Sandy Herman Moose, told me, “Sometimes he reflects on his career and decisions, but no regrets. He’s a big proponent of making a decision and holding to it and not going into a downward spiral.” On Saturday, The Oregonian (Moose used to be Portland’s chief of police) reported that Moose was looking to get back into policing. But Moose isn’t interested in a top-cop position, such as the ones in Minneapolis, Greensboro, N.C., or Sacramento, Calif., he was once considered for (and was passed over for). Instead, he’s reportedly looking at patrolman’s rank in the Honolulu department—that after a year of training.