FIRST ON 3 UPDATE: Fired Leland cops appeal dismissals

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Submitted: Sat, 05/05/2012 - 3:58am
Updated: Mon, 05/07/2012 - 12:25pm

LELAND, NC (WWAY) — Three fired Leland Police officers have appealed their dismissal. Today was the last day to file those appeals.

Town Manager David Hollis says he received appeals from Lt. Bill Kozak, Lt. Rick Dellapia and Ofc. John Blasingame.

The town fired the officers last month after an internal investigation by the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office. Two other officers quit.

Hollis says the next step is to schedule a hearing with the three to hear their side of the story.

“These officers need to be able to come in and talk to me and state their case and their position, and I need to be able to understand the reasons why they were terminated,” Hollis said.

WWAY was the first, and for weeks only, media outlet to report on the issues within the Leland Police Department that also led to the firing of Chief Tim Jayne back in February.


  • Mr. Monzon says:

    Well put Scotty, He passed both times. Questions?

  • too funny says:

    Hey KBlue your quite the comedian i wonder if it will take as many attempts to cooks ribs as it did for you to get through B.L.E.T…if thats the case everyone would starve…you should probably lay off the ribs too…yours are very well hidden

  • Guesst says:

    Soooooo guess we’ll know the outcome of their appeals tomorrow or will it be Monday? And then we should know why they were fired yah? They said the reasons could not be released until the appeals process is complete so then we’ll know. Right?????

  • Polly II says:

    Just like their commandant did! Appealing to the ones that handed the termination down. Do you actually think you have a chance? Stupid is a stupid does! Go somewhere else where people actually care. After what you did and all of the heartache that you caused you need to whine somewhere else. Put your tail between you legs and keep running and look for jobs in another field. No one will want you now!

  • kblue2221984 says:

    You also are invited to Kblues cookout……….We are going to “fire” up some ribs! Get it? “Fire”? When they are done they will be called “fired” Ribs!! Man I’m funny even when I’m not trying to be…….Say’s who? Say’s Kblue!

  • otis says:

    I am sorry…but if they give these dirt bags ANY special treatment, when these 3 “officers” did SO much damage to good hard working police officers who really did their jobs. Shame on anyone who gives those dirty cops any special treatment. Until the Leland Police interm Cheif rights the wrongs that were done to the GOOD police, I will not believe that Lealnd really wants what is best. SHOW ME WHAT YOU GOT Cheif James

  • kblue2221984 says:

    Gotta Go, HACKED!!!!!!!

  • Guest28451 says:

    Delapia and Blasingames arrogance knows no bounds. They still don’t think they did anything wrong and are above the law. If I was them I would be more worried about having a good lawyer for probably criminal charges they are going to be facing soon via the SBI or even Feds. The day those two arrogant former cops get their own pair of bracelets to wear themselves will finally mark closure and redemption for this town along with Tim Jaynes arrest as well

  • kblue2221984 says:

    Good luck

  • Guest5678841568 says:

    Just tell us what they did. They are not officers any longer so why don’t people release and sign their names. This sounds politically motivated to me. Funny now the Sheriffs department is taking over Leland property.

  • Guest7642689 says:

    Do you know these guys? Do you believe they are corriputed? What did they actually do? Hollis stated on 4/13 that he received a report and suspended the officers but now he is saying he doesn’t know what is happening…. This seems a little odd.

  • Spelling Bee says:

    Define “Corriputed” please…..What is “odd” is your grammar. Perhaps they were suspended for nothing?! Yah um doubt it sunshine!

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