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Suspensions for Moline Police Captains

Two high-ranking members of the Moline Police Department will be penalized following a traffic stop last month involving them and the chief. Wednesday city administrator Doug Maxeiner announced Captains Trevor Fisk and Brian Johnson will be suspended for five days each.

Fisk and Johnson were riding in a car driven by Chief John Hitchcock on September 7 when it was stopped by the Iowa State Patrol. Hitchcock is charged with drunken driving.

Maxeiner says the two captains cooperated with the Patrol and are remorseful, but suspensions are warranted because they did not prevent Hitchcock from driving while he was impaired. 

A decision on the police chief is still pending. 

A native of Detroit, Herb Trix began his radio career as a country-western disc jockey in Roswell, New Mexico (“KRSY, your superkicker in the Pecos Valley”), in 1978. After a stint at an oldies station in Topeka, Kansas (imagine getting paid to play “Louie Louie” and “Great Balls of Fire”), he wormed his way into news, first in Topeka, and then in Freeport Illinois.