Jasper city council selects new police chief

The Jasper city council has selected a new police chief.  He is the second candidate chosen to fill the position in a month's time.

Council members Monday night chose Robert Francis MacDonald.  He is the former Uvalde police chief. 

MacDonald was chief in Uvalde for three years.  He resigned on August 1 of this year.

Uvalde is in South Texas, near San Antonio.

Before Uvalde, MacDonald had been with the Corpus Christi police department for 30 years.  He resigned there in 2010 as a captain.

Jasper has not had a permanent police chief since the city council fired Rodney Pearson in June of 2012.

On October 4, the council offered the job to Fort Bend County Chief Deputy Aaron Tyksinski, but five days later he decided not to take the position.



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