Chief Willis working?
Get the F out

Wheeling, WV

#21 Oct 4, 2012
Huge loss! NOT!! Couldn't have happened to a nicer guy!! Hope him and his crazy wife, with her big lion mane, never come back to this town!!! We could find a better cop before the weekend for less money! Get on your knees and crawl back to Clarksburg!!
Howard Cossel

Snowshoe, WV

#22 Oct 4, 2012
You know what amazes me is this guy claimed to be here for the town and its people and yet instead of working one of the biggest weekends of the year for the police department in spite of issues he had with the administration he quits on the town and the people on the busiest weekend of the year. No two week notice no nothing he could have at least worked the festival.

Folsom whom I had the utmost respect for shocked me I realize he is only part time but why quit and leave the town hanging when he could have had the acting chief of police spot helped the town through the festival I lost a lot of respect for him today as well. The town was awfully good to John when the Salem University fired him a few years back. Salem took him back to work without hesitation and he would do that to the town he calls home shocking.

I for one learning how they feel about the town and its people are not sad to see them go farewell thanks for focusing more on the politics of our town than our drug problems.

Failure
Real

Clarksburg, WV

#23 Oct 4, 2012
You people should BEG Him to come back. He is the best you ever had or will have!!!!!!!!!! Ask Dave mayle and the kiddy porn guy by the park how good a cop he is. Ask the drug dealers that did get busted, ask the morons at the SIU how good he is and on and on and on. Good luck, I hope the drugies and perves and the rest of city councle take over and destroy what is left. and that aint much. Sorry to see you go bob. good luck.
Poor Babies

Clarksburg, WV

#24 Oct 5, 2012
The city actually has a City Manager with the back bone to tell the chief that he needs to do his job and be out in the community and he quits!! Gee maybe I should tell my boss today that if he tells me how to do my job that I will resign. GOODBYE loser. Go harass another town like you harrassed alot of good Salem Citizens and hung out with the druggies - I bet Kim Cassinelli could write a book if only she would tell the truth!!
LMAO

Bridgeport, WV

#25 Oct 5, 2012
Real wrote:
You people should BEG Him to come back. He is the best you ever had or will have!!!!!!!!!! Ask Dave mayle and the kiddy porn guy by the park how good a cop he is. Ask the drug dealers that did get busted, ask the morons at the SIU how good he is and on and on and on. Good luck, I hope the drugies and perves and the rest of city councle take over and destroy what is left. and that aint much. Sorry to see you go bob. good luck.
Salem has become a total joke. A lawless city council whose attitude is that we don't care what the law says so long as ou ego is stroked, a city manager who can't tie his own shoes and now no police force. Might as well shut it down folks. Bet you that a phone call went out to the Philadelphia drug dealers yesterday that Salem is now "open for business." It's all downhill from here, folks.
PRINCE

United States

#26 Oct 5, 2012
You should blame most of the idiots on council not Chief Willis. He does what he can and I have always gotten a response from him when I needed it. I love my town but this is terrible that we have no police force. What are you people thinking? We might as well put signs at each end of town that say, SALEM THE NEW DRUG CITY!!!!! COME GET YOUR DRUGS HERE, OR BETTER YET ON SET UP YOUR DRUG HOUSES IN SALEM.

THIS WHOLE THING PISSES ME OFF!!!!
Max

Weston, WV

#27 Oct 5, 2012
Who knows wrote:
<quoted text>
You people are a sad case. John Folsom is as fine an Leo as you would ever want. And he has been working out of loyalty and concern for the city for several years now that he didn't need the job.
Is he not a double dipper,get these greedy people out of the system,go travel,see the world enjoy your retirement. Let the young people have a shot at a job. This double dipping greedy bastards need to move over and give someone else a chance.
If he so thin skinned that he can,t take instructions from the boss then go and don,t let the door hit you in the ass.
Max

Weston, WV

#28 Oct 5, 2012
Who knows wrote:
<quoted text>
You people are a sad case. John Folsom is as fine an Leo as you would ever want. And he has been working out of loyalty and concern for the city for several years now that he didn't need the job.
Is Folsom a Double Dipper?
Howard Cossel

Snowshoe, WV

#29 Oct 5, 2012
Yes ask the 21 drug indictments that came down when he was chief oh never mind that was because Grant Smith was here and worked his butt off to get that done and after Grant left those arrests and indictmens went to the waste side. We can do better and we will find the right guy for the job it was time for a change in that department well past time actually. When you worry about the politics in the city building more than you do the drug problems in town you are not going to be very productive. Nanananananana nanananaananana hey hey hey good bye !!!!!
salemdailynews

Weston, WV

#30 Oct 5, 2012
If Willis had done his job then the drugs and pervs you all mention would have been cleaned up but he didnt all he wanted to do was ride thru town make a few traffic stops and never work nights when the drugs are being sold on the streets and the college people are out drunk and fighting! He didnt want to have to do any real police business it would stop him from sitting on his ass! As for Folsom he was already retired and a good man but his retirement was already done and I would not blame him for leaving I wouldnt want him to have to clean up Willis`s mess.
Hater

Clarksburg, WV

#31 Oct 5, 2012
Well, that all she wrote. Time to unincorporated Salem, your days are now numbered.
LMAO

Hepzibah, WV

#32 Oct 5, 2012
Hater wrote:
Well, that all she wrote. Time to unincorporated Salem, your days are now numbered.
Prediction: Entire city staff will be gone by end of next week.
Isaiah

Hepzibah, WV

#33 Oct 5, 2012
Yep, water clerk quit today. City clerk won't last another week.
Wtf

Weston, WV

#34 Oct 5, 2012
LMAO wrote:
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Prediction: Entire city staff will be gone by end of next week.
so now what ? Cheaper water??
Who has cahoonas

Parkersburg, WV

#35 Oct 5, 2012
Wait till you see what's going down!!!
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Howard Cossel

Snowshoe, WV

#37 Oct 6, 2012
Willis said this to 12 news "I've put my heart and soul into the community, and I've made a lot of positive changes, or at least the feedback I've received from people in the public, there's a been a lot of good things that have happened since I've been down here and there are a lot of good people in this community," said Willis.

If your heart and soul was here in the comomunity why did you leave it when they needed you the most during the festival ? If we have some really good people in the community why did you bail on them when they needed you for the festival ?
What changes have you made ? How many arrests ? What are the numbers for the thousands of dollars that was used for the DIU check point i realize it was grant funded but was it useful or was it a waste of grant dollars show me numbers on DUI arrests ??
Howard Cossel

Snowshoe, WV

#38 Oct 6, 2012
they took a very small sample of citizens last night and said how bad they thought it was they were gone i for one am very happy we need a new start in that department
Howard Cossel

Snowshoe, WV

#39 Oct 6, 2012
Willis also said, to 12 news "They've not lived up to anything they've promised me," Willis said.

Now here is the situation

Clarksburg P.D - Left for unknown reason
Jackson Adminastration - Ethics complaint filed by Willis or the mayor,councilperson, and city manager Jackson leaves position is safe
Joe Davis Adminastration - Davis takes CITY PAID over time away, ask Joe like I did if you think it was grant funded overtime it was not. Willis attacks city council by giving a letter to them indicating unnamed members of council was attempting to get rid of the police chief. First of all if a council person does not like or think that an emoployee is not doing a good job they have a right to go to the city manager and say hey do something aobut this and that is obviously what some members did and willis just could not handle a city manager laying the law down.

So with all the problms he had with all the adminastrations and agencies maybe its not the adminastration or agencies maybe it was the worker who had the problem
FYI

Parkersburg, WV

#40 Oct 6, 2012
I have to give Willis credit, he was good at taking credit for things that he didn't do on his own and he was good at working people to insulate his job. I know there are a lot of business owners and residents that thought he did a good job, but all you need to do is look what happened when he did not have good officers (not knocking Mr. Folsom, he's a good man and has given his life to this town)I am talking Grant Smith, and even Officer Morrison.
who has cahoonas

Parkersburg, WV

#41 Oct 8, 2012
So long slick Willi!!!

Go suck a$$ elsewheres!!!!

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