A discussion about redesignating funds in order to benefit the Nov. 5, 2009, Fort Hood shooting memorial led to a shouting match between Mayor Dan Corbin and former Mayor Tim Hancock at Feb. 18’s Killeen City Council workshop.
Hancock requested the city look into allocating about $27,000 left over in a Killeen Volunteers Inc. fund toward the memorial, which is slated to be built in Killeen.
The funds were to go toward a fountain to mark the city’s 125th anniversary in 2007.
After a lengthy and sometimes heated discussion, Corbin proceeded to take a consensus of the council regarding the funds.
Hancock interrupted, and a shouting match ensued, with Corbin yelling at Hancock, “You’re out of order. Everybody just keep quiet.”
Hancock fired back at Corbin, saying, “You can’t make me be quiet.”
In a 5 to 2 consensus, council members denied redesignation of the funds.
Following the council’s decision, Hancock told the council, “I apologize for asking you to support soldiers.”
Corbin, along with several members of the audience, responded to Hancock, saying “That’s ridiculous.”
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