OUSTED POLICE CHIEF HIRED BY HALE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE
It’s been less than two weeks since the Moundville City Council voted to fire their, now former police chief, Ken Robertson.
Their reason? They say an internal audit revealed paper work negligence and that some city officers were not certified to carry firearms.
But, Robertson did not stay out of work for long. Monday, he was sworn in by Sheriff Kenneth Ellis as Hale County’s newest deputy.
“I’m just very thankful that I am where I am right now. I could not be happier than what I am doing right now. It’s just a great feeling. I have all of the love and support . Who would want to be anywhere else? ” Robertson told out reporter when asked about his new employment.
Robertson’s not the only one ecstatic about him being a part of the Hale County Sheriff’s Department, despite his recent firing.
Chief Deputy Jason McCory had this to say about Robertson’s hire. “This is just like any other business. We try to get the best people in our profession. Deputy Robertson was not charged with a crime. He is not guilty of any crime. Ken Robertson is a valuable tool in law enforcement and emergency services in this county.”
Robertson and Hale County Sheriff Kenneth Ellis go way back. They faced off against one another in the 2006 sheriff’s race. Now, they are working together.
Robertson started work Monday and tells WVUA 23 it feels good to be back.