Madisonville Police Chief Announces Retirement

By: Joe Brown Email
By: Joe Brown Email

Madisonville's longtime, and sometimes controversial, police chief is stepping down.

George Sweetin announced plans to retire effective January 31. But he says he would remain with the department until a permanent replacement is hired and an officer-involved shooting case is resolved.

Sweetin has weathered a handful of battles during recent years including allegations of racism lodged by citizens against his department.

Sweetin has been at the post since 1996. The city will conduct a statewide search for his replacement.

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