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Hitchcock police chief fired over job performance

HITCHCOCK, Texas (AP) - A veteran Southeast Texas police chief has been fired. The Hitchcock City Commission voted 3-2 on Monday to dismiss Chief Clay Kennelly, effective immediately. The Galveston County Daily News reports Commissioner Lee Sander, who made the motion to fire Kennelly, says he lost confidence in the chief's performance. City leaders declined to elaborate. No replacement was immediately named for the 60-year-old Kennelly, who declined comment. His law enforcement career began at age 17 as a Hitchcock police dispatcher. Kennelly had been police chief since 2010. He was also police chief from 1985 to 1990. Kennelly also worked for the Galveston County Sheriff's Office, the Texas City Police Department and with the Texas Department of Public Safety. Hitchcock is a city of about 7,300, located 35 miles southeast of Houston.

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