Holloway to receive $5,800
The Fulton County Quorum Court voted to pay former deputy Scott Holloway $5,800 after meeting in executive session at the Nov. 13 regular meeting.
The court went into executive session to discuss personnel matters within the Fulton County Sheriff's Department, according to Fulton County Judge Charles Willett.
The vote regarded payment for overtime Holloway worked before his Sept. 17 resignation from the sheriff's department.
"As soon as he (Holloway) presents documentation of the work, he will be paid," Willett said.
Apparently the court had voiced concern to Fulton County Sheriff Walter Dillinger about the deputies' work schedules and the large amount of overtime hours Holloway had accumulated because Dillinger said he understood why the court might have questioned Holloway's comp time. However, Dillinger defended his office and his leadership. Dillinger said his department is efficient and everything is handled professionally.
Dillinger said during the past year both Terry Walker and Kevin Burns were attending the police academy. "Scott got a lot of hours picking up that slack," Dillinger said.
He further explained that handling sensitive or potentially dangerous situations requires more than one deputy.
"When we're dealing with domestics, I want at least two (deputies) out there so it's safe," Dillinger said. "To try to do the job I promised, to serve the people, it takes hours."