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Metter police chief fired

May appeal dismissal at next meeting

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Metter police chief fired

Mack Seckinger


Former Metter police chief Mack Seckinger will have an opportunity to appeal his recent termination before the city council, Metter City Manager Mandy Cody said Tuesday.


Cody notified Seckinger Friday that his services as police chief were no longer needed, that he was “relieved of duty,” she said.


Technically, however, city statutes say Seckinger will remain employed by the city for two weeks following his termination, and will be able to appeal the decision to the Metter City Council, which meets next on Monday, Nov. 13, at 5:30 p.m. at Metter City Hall on Roundtree Street

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Seckinger was not immediately available for comment Tuesday. No valid telephone number was located for him, and he did not respond to social media messages left seeking comment.


Cody said she was not at liberty to divulge her reasons for firing Seckinger at this time, and did not know when that information would become available.


Rob Shore, who was serving as captain with the Metter Police Department, was sworn in Friday as interim chief, she said.

Shore has been with the Metter Police Department about a year, and came from the Tri-Circuit Georgia Bureau of Investigation task Force, she said.


Herald reporter Holli Deal Saxon may be reached at (912) 489-9414.

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