While many of the long-running political dramas seem to have come to welcome ends in Calexico, the continuing police chief drama in the city is starting a new act.
Just a few years ago there was the, "Is He Here? Is He Leaving? Is He Still Chief?" saga of then-Calexico Police Chief Myron Galchutt, in which Galchutt seemed to be on the precipice as chief for years. Galchutt, a grizzled cop, had as many supporters as detractors in the Police Department, but for some reason (and we don't want to guess) the City Council and others in the city seemed to want him out soon after he arrived.
After he finally left, a lengthy search for a police chief was conducted that brought even more controversy, and a lawsuit, upon the city.
The city finally settled on Tommy Tunson as a chief. Although he had the credentials for the job, he was something new and different for Calexico. As one local leader recently pointed out, he was "black and tall and bald." We would add "bold" to that description.