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Cloudy, cold, and rainy for a good part of our Friday. Our high temperature was felt early in the morning...in the low and mid 40's. Temperatures will steadily drop during the day, and fall to the mid and upper 30's by Saturday morning. We'll also include a 60% coverage of showers today. For Saturday, expect upper 30's ...
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.