Thompson Upset With Detective Budget Cut

mercer county boardA cut to the Mercer County Sheriff’s Department budget has frustrated retiring Sheriff Tom Thompson. He left upset following last night’s Mercer County Board’s Finance Committee meeting after learning a soon to be vacant detective position will not be filled–a $50,000 savings for the county, but the matter could be reconsidered in the future says County Board Chairman Jeff McWhorter.

Detective Bill Glancey is retiring effective December 13th.