Officer West has done a good job. He rode with officers when he was first hired on to learn the area and to get acquainted with our procedures and what we expect. So far he's done a real good job with the department. I'm well pleased. So far I'm satisfied and happy with his progress and I think he'll just continue to do better.

In a department our size, there's a little more structure, we don't just hire somebody and put them out on the street. Here an officer has to ride with a senior officer for a period of time until we feel like he's able to get out on his own.

We've heard several different reports, but right now we're still trying to determine the facts of the case. We're still investigating.