Forsyth City Hall (file photo)
Forsyth City Hall (file photo)


by Sam Clanton


FORSYTH, Mo. – The City of Forsyth names a new Interim Police Chief with the resignation of Jack Gates.

Assistant Chief/Detective Roger Ellis will serve as interim chief until a permanent replacement is decided.

Forsyth Mayor Eddie Coleman says Gates resigned for personal reasons, and he cannot elaborate on those reasons.

Coleman says the board of aldermen will decide how to proceed with finding a replacement. He says the board may choose to advertise the position, or hire from within the department.