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Bucks County gets a new chief of detectives

April 15, 2019 - 4:00 am

BUCKS COUNTY, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) -- Bucks County has a new chief of detectives.

Marty McDonough is the new chief of Bucks County detectives. He's been a cop since 1987 and a detective with Bucks County since 2000.

At his swearing-in, Bucks County District Attorney Matt Weintraub told McDonough he checks all the boxes, calling him accessible, assertive, open-minded and compassionate.

Weintraub pointed to the 2017 week-long search for four missing men eventually found murdered on a Solebury farm.

"You talk about having to rev it at the highest gear at the highest speed for the longest time, until you had not one ounce left to give,” Weintraub said. “Marty gave us everything he had, and it was not a futile gesture because we found those boys and we caught those killers."

McDonough takes over for Christopher McAteer who joined county detectives in 1997 and spent the last ten years as chief.

County detectives help local police departments investigate major crimes including murder, sexual assault, drugs, and many financial crimes.