Coker yet to issue statement on dismissal

The recently dismissed Fritch Chief of Police has yet to issue a statement pertaining to his Monday dismissal.Kirk Coker, who was dismissed from the position on Monday, told the Borger News-Herald that he has to consult with his attorney before making any type of statement. He promised to keep the BNH updated with any possible news.Monte Leggett, Chief Administrator for the Fritch Police Department, confirmed on Monday afternoon that Coker was no longer with the Fritch Police Department. Coker has been with the Fritch Police Department since August 22, 2011, when he came from the Hutchinson County Sheriff’s Department and resigned from his position as Deputy, replacing Terry Cox who resigned as Chief of Police on July 29, 2011.Leggett said Victor Vargas, current Police Services Supervisor, will step in and do some of the chief duties until a new chief is named. On March 24th, Coker was named Man of the Year by the Fritch Area Chamber of Commerce. A prayer vigil was held by local residents outside of Coker’s home on Tuesday evening.