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A brief cool, dry start for the morning this morning. The dry conditions will stay around. We'll see things warm up quickly to the lower 80's today. A cool front moving through tonight will drop our lows tonight down to the low and mid 50's. Highs for Thursday inch up ...
Deputy Rod Carroll, Captain Gerald Hall among applicants for Jasper Police Chief
JASPER - KFDM News has learned a captain in the Jasper Police Department and a well known deputy in the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office are among more than 40 people to apply for the vacant position of Chief of Police in Jasper.
Jasper City Council voted 4-1 in June of last year to fire Rodney Pearson. He was the first black to hold the Chief of Police position in Jasper. Council questioned Pearson about vacation days and other matters.
Captain Gerald Hall of the Jasper Police Department and Deputy Rod Carroll of the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office are among the applicants. Carroll serves as a public information officer for the Sheriff's Office.
Mayor Mike Lout tells KFDM News a recruiting company the City of Jasper hired will narrow the list to a dozen applicants.
Council will interview the finalists and Mayor Lout expects a new police chief to take office by the end of the year.