TORRINGTON, Wyo – Torrington Police Chief Tim Hurd has been denied reappointment and placed on administrative leave. Hurd had been chief since July 2018.
Torrington Mayor Randy Adams told Rural Radio News he had fully intended on re-appointing Hurd at last Tuesday’s council meeting until things, in his words, “exploded” after he was presented with information he had to take to the city attorney.
Citing privacy rules in personnel matters, Adams said he couldn’t share any details about what the information was, only that after a brief internal ivestigation he could not reappoint Hurd.
Assistant chief Michael Matthews will serve as interim chief, but Adams doesn’t know when Torrington will begin the search for a permanent successor.
The city was without a chief for 2 years when Hurd was hired after 33 years as police chief in Glenrock. He was actually the second choice in two weeks.
The city initially offered the job to Natrona County Sheriff’s Investigator David Hulshizer, who accepted the offer but then backed out, citing personal reasons