Former Midway Police Chief reinstated

Tom Murray
Tom Murray
Posted at 5:53 PM, Jun 15, 2017

MIDWAY, Fla. (WTXL) - The Midway Police Department is back to having a chief in charge.

Thomas Murray was reinstated last week after getting fired just a few months ago. Earlier today, he stopped by our station to share his plans for the department now that he's back.

Murray told WTXL that he's not the type of guy to sit around and do nothing. In fact, he came out of retirement to lead the Midway Police.

"To the citizens of Midway, don't hesitate in calling the chief's office," said Murray. "I'm 24-7. You can reach me at any time, and I'm willing to come out and to serve."

The city council voted to terminate his contract in March. But after he threatened to sue the city for what he says was a Sunshine Law violation, he returned to work last week.

"I'm going to be visiting the churches," said Murray. "I will be out in the community, and I will also be visiting the businesses, letting them know that I am back, and -- if you have any concerns -- to please give me a call."

Murray said the Gadsden County Sheriff has offered to provide reinforcements if needed. He said he'd like to add a few more officers to the force.

As we've reported before, Auburn Ford was let go as city manager last month.