Friday, August 31, 2007 – 12:34 AM
By Lee Coleman
After being named Tyrone police chief five months ago, David Mullis has announced his resignation effective Friday, Sept. 21.
Mullis came to Tyrone from the Fulton County Marshall’s Office in August, 1996.
He has served the Tyrone PD in many capacities including being a patrolman, detective and Captain.
the retirement of Chief Johnny Hay in November, 2006, Mullis was
appointed as the interim chief until March, 2007 when the permanent job
was awarded to him by the Town Council.
"I resigned for personal reasons," he said earlier this week. "It is time for a career change."
In his letter of resignation to Town Manager Barry Amos, Mullis expressed his thanks to Tyrone.
would like to express my sincere appreciation to you [Amos] as my
supervisor as well as to my staff in the police department," he wrote.
"I have enjoyed working with all of you and am grateful for the
professional and personal development opportunities I was given over
Wrote Mullis, "This will give me four full weeks to
bring both you and my department up-to-speed on all operations and
A big issue facing the department is the upcoming Founder’s Day festival.
have to get through Founder’s day," he noted. "My officers will be
working 15 hour days. I can’t tell you how much I appreciate what the
town has done for me."
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