New Bowling Green Police Deputy Chief Named

By: Ryan Dearbone
By: Ryan Dearbone

Major Doug Hawkins was on hand as he was approved to become deputy chief of the police department.

Hawkins says that he hopes to use his new position to ease the transformation the department will be making soon.

"I was very happy that I was selected to be the next deputy chief. As most people know with the retirement of Bill Waltrip, the department will be going through some changes over the next few months. I'm just looking forward to being part of the team that helps facilitate those changes."

Prior to Tuesday's commission meeting, the budget was the topic at the work session for the second straight week.

According to Mayor Elaine Walker, the budget discussions have been both fruitful and easy.

"The budget discussions have been wonderful. They've been thoughtful. Its been helpful for us to have Kevin's (DeFebbo, City Manager) presentation of the budget the way he's made it because its taken us through all of the major areas."

During the meeting a moment of silence was held for both Brooks Mitchell and Cornelius Martin.

A municipal order passed tonight that gave four Harley-Davidson motorcycles from Martin's shop to the police department for the price of $1.

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