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Grapeland Police Chief terminated

PALESTINE, April 10, 2013—A Grapeland City Council meeting held last night has resulted in the termination of Grapeland’s Police Chief, John Smith.

Although the City Council thanked Mr. Smith for projects which he had completed, Grapeland Mayor George Pierson says, “We felt at the end that his operations and management of the Police Department was no longer effective in and for the city of Grapeland.”

According to Mayor Pierson, Chuck Franklin has been named the Interim Acting Police Chief.

KYYK’s Gary Richards spoke with Mayor Pierson about the termination as well as a special meeting which will be held to discuss other city issues. Click below to hear interview.



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