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Sheriff responds to Kingman police chief resignation

By Jade DeGood, jdegood@kwch.com
Published On: Jan 09 2014 05:52:22 PM CST
Updated On: Jan 09 2014 06:50:33 PM CST
KINGMAN, Kan. -

Marc Holloway’s resignation as Kingman Police Chief marks the second police chief to resign in the city in just over five years.

Holloway resigned January 3rd after an investigation by the Kansas Bureau of Investigation started in mid-November. KBI has since turned all of their reports over to the city attorney, Greg Grassman. He tells Eyewitness News that those reports are being processed and no charges have been filed at this time.

Holloway was promoted after the former chief, John Braden, was arrested for making criminal threats in April of 2008. His girlfriend at the time had called 911 saying he had been beating her. He was also charged with misdemeanor battery in the case.

Kingman County Sheriff Randy Hill said despite the past, he hopes the public will continue to trust them as they work to protect residents.

"I hope so, we have a good police department, we have a good sheriff's office and we're going to strive to keep it that way,” said Hill.

He said it’s important that those who work to protect the community are being good examples for those they serve.

“All the police officers, all the sheriff's officers, all of us believe that we all have to police each other just as we police the community,” said Hill. “And that's what we want to instill in the community that we want to hold ourselves to the same standards, if not higher standards, then what we hold the community to.”

Kingman is a city of a little more than 3,000 residents and Hill calls it “tight-knit.” One woman eyewitness news spoke with said more than anything, she’s just concerned about the families of the officers who have gotten into trouble. Another Kingman resident said she truly was concerned with the police department and what’s happened over the past few years.

The city is now working to fill the position of police chief. Until then, Captain David Lux is filling in as interim.

Eyewitness News spoke with Marc Holloway at his home Thursday morning. He said he couldn’t comment on the investigation because of the term of his resignation. Holloway said he has some plans in the works for his future.

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