Howe City Leaders Terminate PD Chief

6-15-05 - The chief of police in Howe, Texas was at work Tuesday, but out of a job Wednesday.

Roy Keesy has served as Howe's police chief since 1999. But at Tuesday night's city council meeting he was fired with no explanation.

The decision was made by the council in executive session.

Other officers and volunteer fireman tell us it came as a complete surprise.

The council chose Sergeant Kenneth Price to take over the chief's duties. He has served as an officer for over 30 years.

Kenneth Price, said, “I was advised that I would essentially be placed in charge of the department until the council can arrange or set up what they want to do with the police department”

At this time, the mayor, city hall, and administrators are not commenting on the decision they've made.