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Published November 01, 2013, 05:20 PM

Young and old alike in Hawley love their new police chief, Jimmy Macon

Hawley, MN (WDAY TV) - Hawley High School students love his accent and senior citizens there admire his ability to watch out and care for them.

By: Kevin Wallevand, WDAY

Hawley, MN (WDAY TV) - Hawley High School students love his accent and senior citizens there admire his ability to watch out and care for them.

There is a new police chief in the small Clay County town.

Jimmy Macon loves the change in culture and weather.

The morning was just underway when Marilyn Mounger of Hawley came with the news; she had just won millions of dollars.

The new chief, Jimmy Macon assured Marilyn it was unwise to send any money to the scammers. And she was grateful.

Ten million bucks.

Marilyn Mounger/Hawley Resident: “Oh boy, do we ever, there have been a lot of scams going on around here.”

Chief Macon was born in the South. Alabama - A stint in the military, then a police officer in Florida specializing in school resource officer work.

And then he wanted a change.

Jimmy Macon/Hawley Police Chief: “It is very small compared to where I come from but this is the kind of place I want to live and work.”

He applied, got the job, and fell in love with small town Minnesota.

Macon: “Little towns, huge towns but a smaller town is where I want to be the rest of my life.”

And it is not just car accidents and fires or working with seniors, the new chief wants a good relationships with students.

Macon: “I go to all the sporting events, and activities and games some out of town games, like tonight we are in the FargoDome.”

Young and old here love him. Transparent, friendly, the real deal, And then there's the accent and the y'alls.

“I wish I had that accent, it is so cool.”

“It just sounds awesome.”

Jimmy’s girlfriend, also a police officer, arrives here soon, in time for the gulf coast couple to spend the first winter together in a Minnesota blizzard.

Chief Macon says he plans to make a list of those seniors in town who want law enforcement to check on them this winter.

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