Former Carrollton police chief passes away

By Ryne Turke on June 23, 2015 at 12:51pm

Mike Kiger died last night at the age of 62, according to Carrollton Police Officer Mike McCartney.

McCartney says Kiger was hired as Carrollton’s Police Chief in 1981 and served under that position for over 20 years.

McCartney says Kiger had a major impact on the community.

Some of Kiger’s accomplishments include starting the D.A.R.E. program in Greene and Calhoun Counties, establishing a drug task force officer in District 18 and becoming a member of the Carrollton School Board.

Services for Kiger will be announced later today.