City names new police chief
Posted by : February 23, 2013| On :
Monitor Staff Reports
EUSTACE–The Eustace City Council named Ken Holder its new police chief.
Holder has served Caney City as police chief since 2007, and has been commended by the East Texas Crisis Center for his work to protect and assist women who have suffered from domestic violence.
Before coming to Caney City, he was a member of the Cockrell Hill Police Department and served as an elected constable in Dallas County.
“He has a great reputation in Henderson County,” Eustace mayor Elicia Sanders said. “We feel he brings a lot to the table and will be an asset to our city.”
Holder officially begins in Eustace as police chief on March 1. In the meantime, he has been assisting Caney City in naming his replacement.
The Eustace City Council terminated the employment of its previous police chief Troy Tucker during a well-attended special meeting on Jan. 14. A majority of the council felt terminating Tucker’s employment would be least harmful to the police department overall. A string of three incidents in which Tucker had responded in a questionable manner over a short period of time, contributed to his dismissal.
In other business at the Feb. 5 city council meeting, the council:
• ordered an election for May 11 to elect a mayor and two council members. Those seats are currently held by mayor Elicia Sanders and at-large council members Chris Wood and H.A. Graves. The city plans to hold its election jointly with Eustace ISD.
• set Saturday, April 6 as the city’s trash-off day. Saturday, April 13, the city is holding its day-long annual neighborhood yard sale at the town square.