Buckholts police chief moving to Thorndale
THORNDALE—For the second time in three months, former Milam County State Trooper Martin Jackson has been named police chief of a Milam municipality.
City council members in Thorndale last Wednesday hired Jackson to replace Fred Keefer who was fired on a 4-1 vote July 23.
Jackson is currently chief of police in Buckholts. He was hired March 15 to that position.
Jackson’s first day as Thorndale Police Chief will be Sept. 2.
In the early 1980s Jackson was a Department of Public Safety state trooper, based in Milam County. He had a 30-year career in law enforcement with both the Texas DPS and the California Highway Patrol.
While a state trooper with the DPS, Jackson served in the driver’s license, highway patrol and license and weight divisions.
After being promoted to the aircraft section he moved to West Texas where Jackson served as an airplane and helicopter pilot before retiring in 2010.
While in California, he served as a officer in downtown Los Angeles and as a North Coast resident officer.
COUNCIL—In other business, the council:
• Renewed Thorndale’s garbage contract with Progressive Waste Solutions.
• Accepted Progressive Waste Solutions’ request for a garbage rate increase. The new schedule begins Oct. 1.
• Okayed life, health, dental and vision insurance benefits for fiscal year 2013-14.
• Approved Taber & Burnett Certified Public Accountants for the annual audit.