Outgoing Sweetwater Police Chief Jim Kelley has taken a phrase from the popular TV police drama ADAM-12, "to protect and serve", and has embraced that mindset in his past 35 years of local law enforcement service.
"It fits for wearing the badge," he says.
But on May 1, 2012, he officially steps out of the police chief role toward a new journey â€” retirement.
"Law and Order"
The Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce will hold its monthly Chamber Coffee at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, May 2, 2012, at Family RV Center, located at 1410 NW Georgia or Interstate 20 exit 243.
The business is owned by Gil, Gabe and Grant Cherry. They offer sales and service on new and used recreational vehicles with Forest River, Sierra, Palomino, Puma, Sabre, Keystone Alpine, Cougar and Passport brands stocked.
The Sweetwater Police Department (SPD) received 166 calls for service, issued 39 citations and made seven arrests from April 27-29, 2012.
The SPD received 76, 911 calls.
â€˘ 700 block of E. Broadway.
â€˘ 200 block of E. Broadway.
â€˘ 2000 block of Lamar.
Calls for service:
â€˘ Criminal mischief â€” 1600 block of Grand.
â€˘ Theft â€” 500 block of Orange.
â€˘ Information â€” 600 block of E. Oklahoma.
â€˘ Theft â€” 1000 block of Coke.
â€˘ Criminal mischief â€” 1400 block of Hughes.
Arrested by SPD:
â€˘ Emilio Cabrera, 38 â€” Warrants.
â€˘ Javier Flores, 32 â€” Driving while intoxicated.