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First Person (Tom Root)

Published: Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013 7:33 p.m. CDT • Updated: Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013 7:34 p.m. CDT

City: Princeton.

Where did you grow up: Sterling.

Family: Darlene and three sons (all military).

Pets: One beagle dog, Lola, and two cats, Chopper and Sophie.

Occupation: Princeton Chief of Police/retired military.

What is the last song you listened to: “Jumpin’ Jack Flash” by The Rolling Stones.

What is the last book you read: “In the Company of Heroes.”

What is the last television show you watched: “Gunsmoke.”

If you were stranded on a desert island and could have just one meal for the rest of your life, what would it be: Ribeye, fried potatoes, cottage cheese and iced tea.

If you were stranded on a desert island and could take only one thing with you, what would it be: My Harley-Davidson motorcycle.

What is your favorite local restaurant: Big Apple.

If someone handed you a million dollars, how would you spend it: Wisely, and would share with my family and pet organizations.

People would be surprised to know that you: Collect Beatles albums.

What is your favorite thing about your community: The location.

If you could change one thing about your community, what would it be: See more economic growth and development in the city.

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