TRURO - The Colchester Crime Stoppers has a new man at the helm.
Tatamagouche's David Scharf was recently elected chairman by the organization's board of directors.
"There are pretty big shoes to fill but I will give it my best shot," said Scharf, a 59-year-old retired RCMP officer.
Born in Sarnia, Ont., Scharf moved to Hampton, N.B., with his family when he was six. In 1973, he joined the RCMP and was transferred to Ottawa to work on the security staff of the Governor General's residence. While working in Ottawa, Scharf met his would-be wife, Debbie.
Two years later, he moved to Bridgetown where he stayed until 1981 when he moved to Sydney Mines.
His last move was in 1996 to Tatamagouche.
Recently retired from the RCMP after 35 years, Scharf was the RCMP representative on the Colchester Crime Stoppers board. Following retirement, he became a citizen member of the board and has been an active and welcome addition since.
Scharf and his wife have three children, and Debbie is also a member of the Crime Stoppers organization.
Scharf takes over for Ron Roach, who stepped in when Dennis Wright became ill.