City of Marco pays $100,000 settlement to former cop who claims he was fired in retaliation
Updated 7/27/2012 at 6:28 p.m. 29 comments
Cliff Morine agreed to the settlement this week, two years after he claimed former Marco Police Chief Tom Carr fired him in retaliation.
Marco Island drugstore closes after 43 years in business
Published 7/19/2012 at 5:00 a.m. 3 comments
A Marco Island drugstore has closed after nearly 43 years. Island Drug store left its shelves empty and a vacant store in Marco Town Center Mall.
Six months down, six to go? Ex-sheriff Hunter hits half-year as Marco police chief
Published 2/21/2012 at 5:10 p.m. 13 comments
Six months after former Collier County Sheriff Don Hunter was sworn in as Marco Island's police chief, the question of how is he doing, is joined by another – how long will he be doing it?
Marco police developing special training for officer fired, rehired
Published 12/20/2011 at 7:02 p.m. 9 comments
Were going to be doing significant amounts of training, Marco Island police Capt. Dave Baer said. Thats one of the things were doing right now is constructing the training plan. Well cover policies an
Arbiter's report reinstates Marco police officer fired last year for misconduct
Published 12/19/2011 at 12:37 p.m. 58 comments
A Marco Island police officer fired last year for insubordination and repeated misconduct has been reinstated by an independent arbiter.
Marco Police Foundation holds 10th anniversary dinner
Published 10/24/2011 at 1:55 p.m. 10 comments
If it weren’t the Police Foundation, you could have called the dinner guests “the usual suspects.” A high percentage of the movers and shakers of Marco Island got together Saturday evening at the San Marco Catholic Church parish hall for ...
Blue and green: Marco swings for Island’s police
Published 9/26/2011 at 4:26 p.m. 0 comments
It seemed like old times on the golf course Saturday as residents came out to support the Marco Police Foundation and the island’s “boys in blue.” “People play this tournament every year. It’s on their calendars,” said Bill Morris, president ...
PHOTO GALLERIES: ‘A new chapter’ – Hunter sworn in as police chief amid dignitary-packed room
Published 8/9/2011 at 2:31 p.m. 1 comment
Marco Island has a new police chief. In a packed community room at the MIPD headquarters, former Collier County Sheriff Don Hunter was sworn in as the city’s third police chief, before a crowd of notables from law enforcement, government, ...
Don Hunter steps up to the plate as Marco's new police chief
Updated 8/8/2011 at 4:11 p.m. 3 comments
Marco Island's hunt for a new chief of police didn't take long as former Collier County Sheriff Don Hunter officially took the reigns of the department on Monday morning. Hunter was the only man that City Manager Jim Riviere said ...
Capt. Baer takes over as interim Marco Police chief
Published 8/2/2011 at 12:11 p.m. 0 comments
Capt. David Baer is filling in following Chief Thom Carr’s retirement on July 26. Baer will serve in the top spot until former Collier County Sheriff Don Hunter is sworn in as police chief during a ceremony on Aug. 8 ...
Officer Thompson demoted; neither side happy with outcome of internal investigation
Published 7/26/2011 at 5:04 p.m. 27 comments
A Marco Island police officer has been demoted for his role in the April arrest of businessman Joseph Oliverio for grand theft auto. Tige Thompson was stripped of his appointment as sergeant and demoted to patrolman in late June after ...
Thom Carr leaves as Marco chief after helping create the department in ‘99
Published 7/22/2011 at 6:15 p.m. 0 comments
Thom Carr is neither jumping for joy nor sighing with fears of an impending boredom following his retirement Friday as Marco Island police chief. The former military man has his mind on the Florida retirement classics — golf and boating.
Goodbye Chief Carr: Top cop reflects on achievements, challenges
Published 7/22/2011 at 12:22 p.m. 2 comments
As he glances at the cheerful bouquet sitting on the conference table of his office, Thom Carr seems a little surprise someone would send him flowers to congratulate him on his retirement. After all, he says, he’s just leaving office, ...
Marco Island hosts retirement party for Chief Carr
Published 7/22/2011 at 12:18 p.m. 3 comments
Emceeing Thom Carr’s retirement party Thursday, Jerry Gibson said the day was special, because he had gotten to see “an aging relic that has not outlived its usefulness glide into retirement” – and that was just the space shuttle. Over ...
PHOTOS: Hail and farewell – Marco Island Police Foundation hears from Passidomo, thanks Carr
Published 7/21/2011 at 3:47 p.m. 3 comments
The Marco Police Foundation had a full house, and a full agenda, for their luncheon on Wednesday. About 120 Islanders mostly filled the dining room at the Hideaway Beach Club, to hear from State Representative Kathleen Passidomo in person, Congressman ...
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