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The Hopkinsville City Council is set to name Clayton Sumner as its next police chief in a special called meeting tonight.

Sumner has served as interim police chief since Guy Howie retired last summer.

Hopkinsville Police Chief Responds to Recent Shootings

May 16, 2014

Hopkinsville Police Chief Guy Howie says he plans to ramp up patrols following two shootings and one homicide in his community in the last month.

The City of Hopkinsville is considering whether to reimburse retired police officers for their time testifying in court.  At last night’s Committee of the Whole meeting, Human Resources Officer Kenny Grabara and Police Chief Guy Howie recommended continuing the policy of not paying subpoenaed former officers.  

The issue first came to attention in July when a retired Hopkinsville police officer had been called to testify in a case he had been involved in, and later asked for reimbursement for his time.