Council approves chaplain program

The Flomaton Town Council has given Police Chief Chance Thompson permission to proceed with a volunteer chaplain program with the only expense to the town being about $400 per year to provide workman's comp insurance for the volunteers.

Thompson told the council members that he's wanting to get three pastors who live in different districts in the town to serve as chaplains. He said they will be considered reserve officers and need to be covered under workman's comp.

He said the chaplains can be used to assist officers when informing a family of someone's death and can also be used to talk to o...

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