Washington Republican gubernatorial candidate Loren Culp loses police chief job

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Jim Brunner

Recent off dropping the Washington gubernatorial race, GOP candidate Loren Culp says he additionally just lately misplaced his job as police chief of Republic, Ferry County.

In a Fb reside video chat with supporters on Wednesday, Culp bitterly revealed that the Republic Metropolis Council had defunded its one-person police division at a current assembly, “and away with that went my job.”

“Not even a letter or thanks. Not a plaque for 10 years of service,” mentioned Culp. “It’s completely unbelievable. It’s unthinkable to me.”

Republic has confronted declining tax income and had beforehand lower its police division from a number of officers down to at least one. Culp, who joined the police division in 2010, was the final remaining worker. He had used up his trip time and was on a depart of absence for the previous few months as he ran for governor.

Minutes of an Oct. 30 Republic Metropolis Council assembly affirm the council permitted a “legislation enforcement companies” settlement with the Ferry County Sheriff’s Workplace, whose deputies had been masking for Culp’s absence.

Officers with the town of Republic and Ferry County Sheriff Ray Maycumber didn’t instantly reply to requests for remark.

Culp misplaced his problem to Gov. Jay Inslee within the Nov. 3 election, with Inslee taking greater than 59% of the votes as of Election Day.

However Culp has refused to concede, claiming “irregularities” with out offering proof. “One thing smells fishy. Yep. Think about that,” he instructed greater than 2,000 individuals who watched his Fb chat.

The Washington State Republican Occasion has not echoed Culp’s issues over the election supervised by Secretary of State Kim Wyman, herself a Republican.