He was at the Town Board meeting last night, but Wednesday morning Luther Police Sgt. Mike Oliver announced on his personal Facebook page that he was terminated by new Police Chief David Randall at 8:30 am. Sgt. Oliver had been with the department for ten years.
“Due to the fact that this is a personnel matter we cannot comment,” said Trustee Paxton Cavin who is the police department liaison answering an email request for a statement.
Something fishy going down. Mike Oliver has been the best police officer in this town. I have lived her for 23 years and have seen bad cops come and go. Mike Oliver is the only officer I have ever trusted in this town.
I’ve had nothing but positive interactions with Mike Oliver. (Even when he arested one of my employees!) Mike is an asset to this community. If it’s a personal matter – the police chief should step down. STEVE MORSE.
I had the opportunity to work with Mike after recovering a vehicle, during a traffic stop, which had been reported stolen out of Luther. After Luther PD was notified, not only did Mike arrive on scene, but he brought the registered owner all the way from Luther to pick up his vehcile because he had no other means of transportation. Good guy and an outstanding Officer.
Sgt. Oliver has been an asset to the LPD and the CIT. As a first responding CIT officer, he helped my child through some rough times and I will continue to be grateful to him. The other officers who came to my home the same evening, not so much! They need to go back to CIT training(seriously).
I have not heard anyone around town say anything negative about him as an officer and I don’t know him personally, but I agree if this is a personal matter, the Chief of Police should be held accountable. Thank you for your service Sgt. Oliver!