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Rob Burks is not only just a "cop," he's the Chief of Police in Tonasket Rob Burks is not only just a "cop," he's the Chief of Police in Tonasket
TONASKET, Wash. -

In a small town like Tonasket, Washington it's not uncommon for people to do more than one job.

"We all wear a lot of hats in town." Yvonne Kennedy says. She is the Tonasket Police Department secretary.

Around 1,000 people call the town home.

Rory Otte who works at his families orchard says "You definitely know everybody here."

Rob Burks doesn't make a living off being a tattoo artist but says he enjoys hearing the stories of people. "Sometimes you sit with people for hours tattooing." Burks says "You've got nothing to do but talk. You really get to know people."

Burks discovered tattooing a few years ago. He practiced on himself then on a friend and decided it would be his retirement plan.

"I tattooed a friend, then thought well I'll take a chance and post it to Facebook then it just took off from there."

Even though Burks is gunning for retirement he isn't there yet.

"I have had weeks where like every day for a week one or two people will come up and go, hey are you the cop that does tattoos? I'm like yeah, and they say 'oh I have to get one from you.'"

But Burks is not only just a "cop," he's the Chief of Police in Tonasket.

For the rest of the story on Rob Burks and all the tattoos in town he's given click on the link above and watch the full story.

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