When faced with 'out of control' insubordination and poor performance from the town's police dept.,, the small town of Troy, Texas fired the entire police force. The Waco Tribune Herald reported that the Troy City Council had fired police chief David Seward, and the other 3 officers which made up the entire police dept.
Mayor Sammy Warren said, "We are not going to let that department run by itself, we are going to have a police department to be proud of again."
The town of around 1,400 residents relied on the county Sheriff's Dept., until they hired a new police chief and patrol officers.
A similar situation in Tellico Plains would not even cause a 'hiccup' in service, since all 911 calls within the city limits have always been dispatched to the Monroe County Sheriff's dispatcher. See and hear how outgoing Mayor Powers finally stood up to rogue cops in the Tellico Plains Police Dept, "something mayor Powers should have done much earlier."