Franklinton Police Dept’s Generator Fails Amidst Outage: Mayor’s Urgent Fix
Published 8:23 pm Sunday, December 31, 2023
FRANKLINTON, La. – A recent power outage in Franklinton has underscored the critical need for a new generator at the Franklinton Police Department (FPD). According to Chief of Police Justin Brown, the current generator, deemed non-serviceable in June, failed to activate during the outage, affecting various town departments.
Chief Brown expressed his concerns, stating, “Our generator was deemed non-serviceable in June. We issued a requisition to have it replaced immediately as it affects other departments within the Town.” He also confirmed that after discussing the matter with Mayor Greg Route, a resolution is expected this week.
Mayor Route acknowledged the issue, emphasizing the town’s commitment to addressing it promptly. “The Town of Franklinton experienced a power outage, unfortunately, the FPD generator failed to come on. I will address this issue on Tuesday morning,” said Mayor Route. He also mentioned that funds have been allocated in the 2024 budget to replace the generator.
The situation highlights the importance of reliable emergency equipment for the safety and efficiency of town operations. The timely replacement of the FPD’s generator is now a top priority for the town administration.