After retaining his position in the Nov. 7 general election, Fulton County Sheriff Walter Dillinger has made changes to his department.
Former Deputy Kevin Burns was asked for his resignation and jailer John Davis was terminated the Wednesday after elections. Now, Deputy James Cantrell, who was planning to attend police academy in January, has asked to be cut back to part-time.
"He's (Cantrell) just got a lot of things going on right now," Dillinger said.
These changes, as well as Scott Holloway's resignation earlier this year, leaves Fulton County with only two full-time deputies. Dillinger said the county needs more full-time law enforcement, so he has asked former Fulton County Sheriff Lloyd Martz, who was deputized Nov. 16, to fill a position.
"We needed someone," Dillinger said. "He (Martz) is definitely certified and experienced, so I asked him."
With Martz brought in to work as a full-time deputy in the sheriff's department, Fulton County now operates with three full-time deputies; the others are Chief Deputy Terry Walker and Jason Martin.
Bruce Green and Rhonda Long serve Fulton County as part-time auxiliary deputies, according to Dillinger.
"Hopefully Rhonda will be going to academy at the first of the year and will be able to become full time by the middle of 2007," Dillinger said.