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Morrow interim police Chief James Callaway a finalist for Hogansville’s top cop spot

Would be second chief to leave the city this spring if hired

James Callaway

James Callaway

MORROW — Residents in Morrow may soon see a second police chief lured away to another city this spring.

The LaGrange Daily News reported this week that interim Morrow police Chief Jimmy Callaway is one of four finalists vying to become the Hogansville Police Department’s new chief. Callaway took over the Morrow Police Department on a temporary basis last week after former Chief Chris Leighty resigned to take a similar position with the Midtown Alliance in Atlanta.

Callaway has worked in law enforcement for 16 years and he oversaw the Morrow Police Department’s Administrative Services Division as a captain before he was named interim chief.

The other finalists for the Hogansville job are Carrollton police Lt. James Perry, Hogansville police assistant Chief John E. Pearson Sr. and Norcross police Capt. Brian V. Harr, according to the Daily News.

All four candidates are expected to participate in a meet and greet forum May 15, the newspaper reported. Whichever candidate is chosen will succeed Moses Ector, who is leaving Hogansville to become director of a law enforcement leadership academy at Atlanta Metropolitan State College.