Fairfield Police Department

Wed
05
Dec

End of an era as chief retires

Kenny Bulger sits in his near-empty office at the Fairfield Police Department on his official last day, Friday, Nov. 30.
Photo by April Walker

Police Chief Kenny Bulger ended an 11-year career with the Fairfield Police Department last week. The career lawman had been with the department since Sept. 1, 2007, when he retired from service with the Department of Public Safety as a state trooper.

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Thu
25
Oct

1st Responders honored

Area First Responders and their families enjoyed a special dinner in recognition of all they do for this city.
Photo courtesy of Vanessa Kohler

Area First Responders were honored Friday night, Oct. 19, with a dinner sponsored by several area churches. Attending the dinner were EMS, police, sheriff’s deputies, game wardens and park rangers. Members of Jones Chapel Church, First Baptist Church, and Alpha Omega Church fed the area responders and awarded door prizes, also sponsored by area businesses. Fairfield Police Chief Kenny Bulger accepted a statue depicting an angel protecting an officer on behalf of the Fairfield Police Department. On hand and leading the dinner was greeter Muriel Morton and Master of Ceremonies and former sheriff Ralph Billings. Elder Conrell Lockett, of Jones Chapel United Methodist Church, led the prayers and blessings, while Akewa Tieman sang the National Anthem.

Thu
20
Sep

Cefco armed robbery

Police are still looking for a man who allegedly robbed the Cefco gas station in Fairfield Friday morning, Sept. 14. According to Fairfield Police Department, the store manager was getting into his vehicle at about 10:08 a.m. Friday morning to take a deposit to the bank.

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Wed
29
Aug

Executive session item added

After a lengthy executive session, Fairfield city council added an agenda item to be discussed in private Tuesday, Aug. 21.

The council entered into executive session for an hour and 46 minutes during which the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) discussed matters pertaining to a pending property purchase and the hiring of a police officer.

One agenda item – a request from TABC for the City of Fairfield – slated to originally be discussed during open session was also talked behind closed doors. This item was later added and assigned code 551.076, which pertains to the discussion of security measures.

Wed
18
Jul

Chief of Police reinstated

Police Chief Kenny Bulger

More than 50 Fairfield citizens filed into the City Council chambers for a regular meeting of the Fairfield City Council Tuesday, July 10. Citizens were in attendance to hear a decision regarding the possible separation from employment of Fairfield Chief of Police Kenny Bulger. Bulger was put on paid suspension over one month ago due to a complaint of hostile work environment.

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Wed
09
May

Back the Blue BBQ Saturday

The Fairfield Police Association is hosting its 2nd Annual Back the Blue BBQ Benefit - this year with a great new project for which to raise funds. The group decided to begin a scholarship fund, named after former city police officer Houston Flowers, and all proceeds will go to this project this year.

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Wed
28
Mar

No cause yet determined in Bulger house fire

Fairfield VFD has not determined the cause of the fire which took the home of Fairfield Police Chief Kenny Bulger and his wife, Janet, last week.
Photo by April Walker

The home of Janet and Kenny Bulger, chief of Fairfield Police Department, was a total loss despite firefighting efforts. Neighbors reported hearing an explosion in the garage of the Lakewood Addition home when it caught fire around noon Wednesday, March 21.

By the time the department arrived the house was burning throughout and firemen reported taking offensive measures in response.

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Wed
25
Oct

FPD arrests 1 for possession

Michael Stamper

Fairfield Police Officer Kristy Lawrence arrested 21-year-old Michael Stamper after receiving a report of an unwanted person on Utley Lane in Fairfield, say arrest reports. Stamper was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana, more than 2 ounces, according to reports. Stamper was relaased on a surety bond at approximately 4:20 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 22, affidavits say. The officer reported receiving the unwanted persons call at 11:53 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19, and upon arrival saw Stamper sitting in his vehicle.

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Thu
10
Aug

Watch your speed!

With the new school year looming, a speed radar has been deployed by Fairfield Police Department to allow students to safely commute to school. City council approved the purchase of this equipment several weeks ago in an effort to curb speeding on Reunion Street and other residential areas. Police Chief Kenny Bulger says the radar will be “regularly deployed in school areas.” The radar can track speeds up to two blocks away. An officer will be stationed near the radar when deployed.

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Thu
30
Mar

FPD gets fitted for tactical plates

Megan Martin (left) is pictured with patrol officers Albert Gallegos (center) and Weldon Alexander (right). Gallegos is holding one the carriers for the tactical plates for which Martin raised funds.

After raising a total of $20,000, Megan Martin (far left) donated the funds to area law enforcement officers allowing them to purchase tactical plates for each patrol officer. Albert Gallegos (center) is holding one of the carriers in which the plate fits. Gallegos, who is president of the Fairfield Police Association and a patrol officer at Fairfield Police Department, said they are "very excited to have them."

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