Mexia Police Chief retires after 15 years

Posted at 7:56 PM, Jun 27, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-27 20:58:39-04

The Mexia Police Department Chief of Police retired Tuesday night.

At a special city council meeting, the council approved Chief Richard Hawthorne's retirement.

Hawthorne had been on sick leave for several months. He served as a peace officer for the Mexia Police Department and the Mexia ISD Police Department for 35 years. He was the Chief of Police for Mexia PD for 15 1/2 years. 

The city did not discuss replace Hawthorne at the meeting Tuesday night, but the mayor said that would be a discussion in the near future.

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