The City of Adairsville has hired former Trion Police Chief Jason Kellett to be the assistant police chief after the death of Assistant Police Chief Louis Dean earlier this summer.

The Daily Tribune reports that Kellett officially joined the Adairsville Police Department on Tuesday of this week.  Adairsville Police Chief Mike Jones said of Kellett, “He has 24 years law enforcement experience with the Dalton Police Department and as an instructor at the Georgia Law Enforcement Academy,” Jones said. “He served as chief of police in Trion since 2014.”

Kellett officially joined the force on Tuesday.

From WEIS radio