Flippin City Attorney Samuel J. Pasthing confirmed Monday Flippin City Police Chief Dusty Smith and Flippin Police Department's Administrative Assistant Nicole Moore have been fired from their positions with the department. Pasthing says the pair were relieved of their duties November 2nd by text message and the incident (or incidents) surrounding the firing is part of an ongoing investigation.
When questioned by KTLO, Classic Hits 101.7 and The Boot News last Monday, Flippin Mayor Jerald Marberry said comments on the matter would have to go through Pasthing due to the investigation. Pasthing says if the city felt they could have fired Smith and Moore any other way, other than a text message, they would have done so, however circumstances surrounding the investigation didn't leave them any other option.
Mountain Home Police Officer Henry Campfield has accepted the newly vacated position of Flippin Police Chief. Campfield will continue to work for the Mountain Home Police Department, as well as his new position, until the Mountain Home position is filled.
Campfield has been in law enforcement for 16 years working for the Baxter County Sheriff's Department from 2002 to 2009 and for the Mountain Home Police Department from 2009 to the present.
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