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Lyford Police Chief Resigns As Top Law Man


by Tony Vindell/LFN

The top lawman with the City of Lyford has resigned from his job as police chief.

Andy Maldonado turned in his resignation Monday July 29, ending a bickering between him and some members of the city council.

Maldonado has been police chief since January 2015 and his last day at work will be Aug. 8.

According to sources, he and Mayor Wally Solis have been at odds and his resignation came as no surprise after Solis got re-elected this past May defeating opponent Albert Cavazos.

Cavazos was Maldonado’s main supporter in the council.

Maldonado, who reportedly is taking a job as an investigator with the Willacy County Sheriff’s Office, is exploring the possibility to run for county sheriff in next year’s election.

So far, Ernie Garcia, a former sheriff deputy has made his intention to run for the post held by Sheriff Larry Spence, who is one of the longest serving sheriffs in the Lone Star State.

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