Police Department Shake Up Leaves Three Without Jobs

Published 12:00 am Thursday, January 19, 2012

Three officers with the Mocksville Police Department were fired last week, leaving the force without the more than 40 years of combined experience.
Major Ken Hunter, Detective Jerry Medline and Lt. Rick Donathan were notified Thursday that they were employed at will, and that their employment was terminated.
Police Chief Robert Cook said it would be inappropriate to talk about a personnel decision. No reasons were given for the firings. The 22-person force will not have any trouble providing protection for town residents until the positions are filled, he said.
“The people who work here are stepping up to carry the load,” Cook said. “We’re working to keep the best department we can keep.”
Hunter started working for Mocksville police in April 1985, Donathan in May of 1998 and Medlin in July of 2006 …