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Mayor sends letter of termination to chief of police
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Smithville Police Chief Randy Caplinger has been sent a termination letter by Mayor Jimmy Poss. has fired and cites eight reasons for the termination. Poss placed Caplinger on suspension without pay pending termination on March 13. The decision to terminate him came after local attorney Sarah Cripps, who is representing the embattled chief, announced during a special meeting of the city council on March 17 that the chief would not resign, and that he planned to fight the move to fire him.