LIBERTY - The city is faced with a police shortage again. One officer is on medical leave, another is scheduled for National Guard training, one is at the police academy for training, and another is on administrative leave.
By the weekend, the only officer to patrol the town will be Police Chief Ron Whited and he cannot handle it without help.
The City Council went to a 30-minute executive session during a special called meeting Tuesday to discuss personnel but took no action after the session. It did not say whether the session was about police personnel but discussed the matter afterwards.
Mayor Steve Sweeney said the issues deal with an officer on medical leave and others off for various reasons. Sgt. Joey Miller left Tuesday on a medical leave and will be off at least six or eight weeks.