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By Garth Meyer
Gazette Reporter 

Palouse police officer terminated from job


The Palouse Police Department, which also covers Garfield, is down to two officers again after Leighton Cox, hired on April 3, was terminated June 20 for violating department policy.

“There was cause,” said Chief Jerry Neumann. “There were things that didn't add up with him. That's why you have a year's probation period.”

Cox joined the department from Wasilla, Alaska.

Cox's equipment has been returned.

With his absence, Neumann and Officer Joel Anderson will cover, if needed, until the return of reserve officer Terry Snead, who is gone for the summer to perform in a stage play in...

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