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Fired and Fighting: Pawhuska Chief of Police Silva


Pawhuska Chief of Police Nick Silva was fired by City Manager Larry Eulert. Eulert, who along with Assistant City Manager Rex Wickle, entered Chieif Silva's office Friday morning to inform him they did not care for the way he had been performing his job. Chief Silva shares what's happened (click to hear him on the airwaves).

Silva's attorney is talking with the city attorney and told him he has plenty of community support. As City Manager, Eulert is the only person in Pawhuska who has the authority to fire Silva, and Eulert's last day in office was Sunday.


No matter what happens, Silva wants the citizens of Pawhuska to know the police department is making a change for the better. Wickle has resigned as Assistant City Manager and Jail Administrator Charlie Cartright is currently filling the role of Police Chief.


A special city council meeting is scheduled for 4:00 Wednesday, July 8th at City Hall to discuss the matter.


(Photo courtesy of Pawhuska Journal-Capital)

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