Sardis Police Chief

Published 12:00 am Friday, December 2, 2011

Sardis aldermen hire new chief of police

By Rupert Howell

John Deal took the oath of office at Sardis City Hall Tuesday morning when Justice Court Judge Mike Wilson swore in the new Sardis Police Chief.

 Deal’s wife Amy, stepdaughter, Brianna Burcks, father, John and stepmom, Betty Deal, city aldermen and community members were in attendance.

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Sardis vice-mayor Roy Scallorn, acting mayor while Mayor Rusty Dye recuperates from illness, introduced the new chief.

Scallorn thanked Panola County Sheriff Otis Griffin for assuming responsibilities of police chief since that position became vacant approximately 11 months ago.

Deal said, “If you ever need anything just call me. The police are there for you. Don’t hesitate to call.”

Dennis Dye, vice-president of Sardis Chamber of Commerce, also welcomed Deal and also gave thanks to Sheriff Griffin for serving the city in recent months.

Dye told Deal, “We are real happy to have you.”