Wapato dismisses Chief of Police, Public Works Director
WAPATO, Wash. - The newly elected Mayor of Wapato has confirmed the city no longer has a Chief of Police or a Public Works Director.
Mayor Juan Orozco informed Action News Dec. 14 of the change and saying the City of Wapato is operating fine after they decided to let go of the current Police Chief, David Simmons and Public Works Director, Gary Potter.
He added that there is no threat to public safety.
The city sent the Chief of Police a letter of termination and did not renew the Public Works Director's contract. Orozco did not provide any further details.
This is a developing story. Information will be updated as available.