Council meets to discuss rehiring former police chief

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Reported by: MirandaChristian
Updated: 12/16/2013 11:27 pm Published: 12/16/2013 10:40 pm

The past three weeks rolled into one moment.

Silence is no longer embraced; it's feared and raises questions.

Some folks say they don't feel safe on Porter streets, and they won't feel safe unless things go back to normal.

"The city council got rid of a very reliable and trusted chief of police," Porter Resident Tammy Simyard told us.

In early December, FOX23 told you about the city council's vote to fire police chief, Darryl Jay.
We're told it was because he spoke to the media, and cursed.

"That is a bunch of B.S.!" Simyard said.

"I think that is ridiculous. Are you going to fire every cop that cusses?" another Porter resident said.

Wagoner County checks in on residents, but some say that's not enough.

"We want someone here that's going to keep the drugs out, that's going to keep the pedophiles out," Simyard explained.

Simyard, along with everyone in Porter trusted Jay.

He was the only full-time member of the police department.

Remember, we told you, he said he got in trouble for speaking to the media? He didn't say one word to us in this special meeting.

Five minutes in, and councilors called for a closed door talk.

Moments later, Jay's fate was sealed.

He wasn't getting his job back.

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