HYMERA, Ind. (WTHI) – A Hymera town board meeting turned physical Tuesday night.
It all stemmed from the situation of the town marshal position. Former marshal of 15 years Darrick Cullison says he was wrongly fired in October and has legal action against the board. He’s asking for his job back and back pay he says he’s owed for overtime hours. The board has reported that Cullison was fired for fewer hours than what he was paid for.
The town board came in with plans to replace Cullison with Daryl McCullough.
The meeting quickly escalated as tempers flared. A motion passed with a 2-to-1 vote to hire McCullough, then more words were exchanged — and that led to the fight.
Eventually the fight was broken up. Then police from the surrounding areas showed up.
A WTHI-TV reporter received an email from Darrick Cullison, the former town marshal. It said two words:“I’m sorry.”
McCullough, the new town marshall, would not comment after the fight.
And what exactly is it that we’re talking about here? I mean, correct me if I’m wrong, but from where I’m sitting I think we just watched a former Marshall and his deputy beat the dog SHIT out of the incumbent. Problem solved. I don’t want a Marshall keeping law and order in my town that goes and gets his ass whipped like that. In fact, if you’re that guy, I don’t think you even show up to work on Monday. Just clean out your office after everyone leaves on Friday, leave a sticky note on your door, and never come back. Go take some time away to get wacky in the Indiana wilderness and ponder life and what exactly it is you’re going to do with the rest of your miserable Indiana life. No responsible citizen is going to be governed by a lame duck law enforcement officer that gets the brakes beat off him like that at his own town hall meeting. Actually, I kind of like the idea of a bare knuckle brawl to settle governmental disputes. Doesn’t matter if it’s a lowly town hall meeting in the middle of nowhere or a full scale Presidential election. Let all parties with a say in the matter tape up their knuckles and let them hash things out WorldStar style. General George C. Patton said it best: Americans, traditionally, LOVE to fight. All real Americans LOVE the sting of battle. Americans love a winner, and will not tolerate a loser. Americans play to win ALL THE TIME! Hit it, George.