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Former Longboat Key Police Department lieutenant opens food truck

Chris Skinner served in the department for about 11 years before retiring last September.

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  • | 10:12 a.m. July 28, 2022
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Former Longboat Key Police Lieutenant Chris Skinner served food to public safety personnel out of his new food truck, Native Fish & Grill, on Wednesday. 

“It was a good experience for me because it was our first time actually working out of the truck,” he said. 

The truck was a dream of Skinner’s for about 15 years. He now serves sandwiches, tacos, burgers and seafood out of the truck. The soft launch served as a practice run for Skinner before he begins serving at larger events. 

The orders of his former colleagues gave him the opportunity to get a better feel for popular menu items and feedback before his next outing. 

Serving his former colleagues was a way that Skinner felt that he could give back after 11 years serving the town himself. He retired from the town in September 2021.