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Long-time marshal resigns from town

February 12, 2014 | 08:49 AM

By a unanimous vote Monday night, the Corydon Town Council accepted the resignation of Capt. James Sadler of the Corydon Police Dept. and promoted Marshal Matt Kitterman to the rank of captain.

Sadler, who was hired by the town in January 1987, officially resigned Jan. 31.

Chief Jim Kendall had an immediate recommendation for Sadler's successor. He introduced G. Todd Stinson to the board, saying Stinson was "well trained and well educated."

Stinson, 43, held the position of marshal with the Corydon Police Dept. once before. He was hired in May 2002 and left the department five years later. Stinson is currently an investigator with the Harrison County Prosecutor's Office.

Council member Mark Parks asked Stinson why he would want the job, considering the move from the prosecutor's office to the police force a "backwards step."

"The Corydon Police Dept. is a place where I would like to work until I retire," Stinson said. "It's like a band of brothers here."

Kendall noted that in addition to his previous law enforcement experience, Stinson also is a firearms instructor.

"If I didn't think he'd be an asset, I wouldn't recommend him," Kendall said.

When it appeared as though a vote was going to be made to hire Stinson, council member Roger McGraw asked that more time be given so he could look over Stinson's resumé. The recommendation was then tabled.

In another matter, the board granted a request by Phi Beta Psi philanthropic sorority for a roadblock at the intersection of Capitol Avenue and Walnut Street and Capitol Avenue and Chestnut Street for Relay for Life on Saturday, April 26.

Also, the board appointed Danny Huff as water and sewer maintenance supervisor (he succeeds Michael Kirchgessner, who died Jan. 31) and hired Ellis Lang for the water and sewer maintenance department to fill Huff's position.

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    February 13, 2014 | 04:31 PM

    Congrats Matt!

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    February 14, 2014 | 04:26 PM

    The replacement officer should be advertised and everyone given a chance to apply, and then the board could vote who they think is the best person for the job. Congrats to the Town Council for wanting to look into this further. And if Stinson liked the job in Corydon so much, why did he leave several years ago? You would think if he wanted to retire somewhere, he would not have quit to go somewhere else.

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