Although Michael Hopkins joined the Electra Police Department as deputy chief, he says he has always performed the duties of the department's top cop.
The Bowie Police Department has been without a permanent police chief for nearly two weeks but city officials say they don't plan to focus on hiring a new chief just yet.
President Obama was meeting on Monday with police chiefs from the three U.S. communities that saw the worst mass shootings of 2012.
City leaders will soon select several candidates who they'll interview for the position.
Altus Police Chief Tim Murphy denies other media reports that he has
identified a person of interest in last week's murder of 49-year-old