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Council picks next in line after reversing decision on Rivera
For the fifth time in a year, the city of Dilley will have a new police chief following a council decision to offer the top law enforcement job to Homer Delgado last week.
The city chose to go back to the drawing board after learning its first pick, Milton Rivera, who had accepted the job on June 24, had a history of complaints against him regarding alleged harassment and threats.
Councilors voted unanimously Thursday, July 9, to rescind the offer made to Rivera and hire another candidate.
Councilor Everardo Castillo made a motion to offer the job to the next candidate in line during the July 14 meeting.
Delgado currently works as director of operations for Jet Mechanical Inc., where he prepares budgets, manages employees, formulates policy and directives, responds to complaints and all other administrative duties, according to his application filed at City Hall.
Before retiring as the lieutenant investigator for Terrell Hills in February 2019, Delgado worked for the Medina County Attorney’s Office from September 2013 to February 2017.
Although the council did not specify a start date, Delgado can expect to be hired with a 90-day probation period.