The City of Walthourville has issued the following announcement.
"The Mayor and Council will convene on the steps of City Hall on Thursday Dec. 31st at 5 p.m. for a swearing-in Ceremony. The Mayor will swear in the Interim Police Chief Alfonza Hagan."
Hagan is retired from the Georgia Bureau of Investigation and was previously a chief investigator for the Bryan County Sheriff's Office, and a patrolman with the Pembroke Police Department. He is owner of Central Georgia Polygraph. He was a candidate in the 2020 elections for the Bryan County Sheriff’s Office which was won by Mark Crowe.
Hagan is taking over from former Chief Jerry Blash, who said he was joining newly elected Liberty County Sheriff, William Bowman, at the Liberty County Sheriff’s Office this week.
Blash, of Waynesboro, was hired to take over the reins of the Walthourville police department in July 2019.
Recently Hinesville Police Chief Bill Kirkendall announced his retirement with the City’s Police Department, saying he has also accepted a position with the LCSO and Bowman.