Pawhuska Chief of Police Nick Silva was fired by City Manager Larry Eulert last Friday.
Eulert, along with Assistant City Manager Rex Wickle, entered Silva's office Friday morning and informed Silva they didn't care for the way Silva had been performing his job.
As City Manager, Eulert is the only person in Pawhuska who has the authority to fire Silva. Eulert's last day in office was Sunday. Silva plans to fight this, though. His attorney is already talking to the city attorney and he has plenty of community support.
No matter what happens, Silva wants the citizens of Pawhuska to know the Pawhuska Police Department is making a change for the better.
Wickle has resigned as Assistant City Manager and Jail Administrator Charlie Cartright is currently filling the role of Police Chief. There will be a special called city council meeting at 4 o' clock Wednesday afternoon regarding the matter. That meeting is set to take place at City Hall.