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Caspian police chief gets protection order

CRYSTAL FALLS—Caspian Police Chief Terry Post was granted a personal protection order against a city resident at a hearing held at the Iron County Courthouse on Sept. 5.
    Iron County Judge Donald Powell granted the PPO against David Hodges, who Post accused of obstructing his job activities and harassing him while off duty.
    According to court officials, Post claimed that Hodges had filmed him during traffic stops and refused to back off during his investigations.
    Post also said Hodges had been aggressive toward him when he was off duty, including appearing near his residence.
    The protection order stipulates that Hodges must keep at least 100 feet away from Post as he performs his job duties and prohibits him from following Post or appearing at his residence when the chief is off duty.
    Hodges represented himself at the hearing. He was given seven days to contest the ruling before it goes into effect.