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Marlin Police Department names new police chief

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Posted at 9:59 PM, Jun 29, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-29 23:13:45-04

The Marlin Police Department has named their new police chief. 

Michael Pesses was named the chief Thursday evening at a special meeting of the Marlin City Council. 

Pesses previously served as a lieutenant with the Bexar County Sheriff's Office. 

The previous police chief, Damien Eaglin, resigned from his position, citing a hostile work environment. 

Earlier this year, Marlin Police made headlines after a police officer was arrested and accused of stealing firearms and evidence from a case was missing and later found.

Recently a Marlin police captain, Hector Gonzalez, was arrested and charged with sexual assault. Gonzalez resigned from his position Wednesday. 

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