North Judson Town Council Votes to Hire Town Marshal

North Judson Police Department
North Judson Police Department

After months of searching for a new town marshal, the North Judson Town Council has decided to offer the position to John Ramos. The council voted Tuesday to make the job offer, with council president Wendy Hoppe opposing the measure.

North Judson Clerk-Treasurer Alicia Collins says the council reviewed several applications before coming to that decision. “Eight were chosen to interview, met the criteria,” she says. “Only seven of them showed up. They were narrowed down to three, and then there was discussion from there.”

A start date will not be determined until Ramos formally decides to accept the job. Town officials planned to notify him of the offer Tuesday evening.

Should Ramos take the position, he would fill the vacancy created by the death of former town marshal Doug Vessely in April. North Judson police officer Frank Thomas has been serving as interim marshal since then.