Deputy Chief Whisnant promoted to Chief of Police

Special to the O-N-E
Staff Writer

HICKORY – After 22 years of service to the Hickory Police Department (HPD), Major Thurman Whisnant will now serve as Hickory’s new Chief of Police. City Manager Mick Berry recognized Whisnant’s exceptional skill set and ability to lead HPD, following the retirement announcement of the current Chief of Police, Tom Adkins.

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