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UPDATE: Sole Hallsville Police Officer quits

UPDATE: The last remaining officer with Hallsville Police force quit Wednesday night, leaving only the new Police Chief standing.

Harrison County Sheriff's Officials say, "There is no public safety issue for the citizens of Hallsville. We have always, and will continue to provide assistance to them if they ask for it."

UPDATE: HALLSVILLE, TX (KLTV) - In a statement, Hallsville Mayor Jerri L. Medrano said Police Chief Greg Scott, Sergeant Mack Fuller and Officer T.C. Livingston were terminated Wednesday.

Medrano said the employees were fired after a routine evaluation revealed "the affected officers were not performing their official duties to the standards necessary for employees of the City of Hallsville, Texas and that their continues employment by the Hallsville Police Department was not in the best interests of the citizens of Hallsville."

She said the staffing moves were made to "fully insure, preserve and protect the public safety of the citizens of the City of Hallsville, Texas."

Medrano said the matter will be handled internally.

One city council member said he was not notified by the mayor but by a member of her staff about the changes that took place within the department.

The Hallsville Police Department has a new police chief and has downsized, according to Harrison County Sheriff's Office officials.

The sheriff's office said they were notified that Lukas Reynolds is now the police chief for the city and their patrol officers have been reduced to just one officer.

It is unknown what led to the changes of the police department. According to the police department's website, they previously employed Chief Greg Scott, a sergeant and two other officers.

According to lawyers for the City of Hallsville, a statement is expected Wednesday afternoon.

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