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Thursday, February 16, 2012

Walnut Cove police chief resigns, effective immediately

(The Stokes News) - James Hill resigned from his position as Walnut Cove chief of police Tuesday morning, which became effective immediately.

Town Manager Byron Ellis said Hill resigned Tuesday morning, and he was relieved of his duties immediately.

“That’s just the route we decided to go,” remarked Ellis.

Hill said he enjoyed his years working with the town. “I think it’s time in my life that I move forward and seek other options,” he explained of his decision to resign.

Hill said he will now weigh his options and see how to move forward with his law enforcement career.

“I feel like it’s time to move on,” he continued.


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