Hearne Police Chief Ready to Put Past Behind Him

By: Ashlea Sigman Email
By: Ashlea Sigman Email

Saturday afternoon, Bob Parsley took a little time to look back over his career.

"I got into law enforcement 'cause it was something I always wanted to do," said Parsley.

In the past, Parsley has been rewarded for going beyond the call of duty. He also helped set up a police academy at Tomball College

He was also a civilian contractor in Bosnia.

"I trained NATO troops in how to follow paper trails and how to locate these war criminals."

After a 35 year law enforcement career, Hearne City Councilors forced his hand. Parsley resigned as chief of the city's police force, Friday.

"It doesn't seem right and I don't believe it is right, but you know life isn't fair and you just have to play the hand you're dealt, and if that's the hand your dealt you just pick yourself up and go back to work."

On his first day off the job, he says he still woke up thinking about his old responsibilities.

"I thought 'wait a minute stupid, you don't have to deal with this anymore', and it was a good feeling, it really was. So I turned back over, went back to sleep for another hour."

This former chief calls his ordeal with the city a blessing in disguise, and isn't ready to throw in the towel.

"If God closes one door, he opens something better."

Parsley says he can take this hit, after all, he says he's been shot at, once before.

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