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Police chief gets OK to fill officer’s position


Posted 8/14/18 (Tue)

Police chief gets OK to fill officer’s position

By Daniela Gamboa

The Tioga Police Department last week got the go-ahead to fill a vacant position, following heated discussion about the process required to do so.

Another motion sought the rehiring of former officer Monique Lopez, but that motion died for lack of a second.

Police Chief Corey Murphy came to the Tioga City Commission meeting Monday last week to outline recent incidents that resulted in officers or suspects being hurt, primarily due to a lack of sufficient personnel.

He told the commission officers have been called to four fights in the past year. In three of those, officers have been injured.

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