Police chief stable after mild heart attack

CNJ staff

The chief of the Clovis Police Department had a mild heart attack Thursday, according to City Manager Joe Thomas.

Chief Bill Carey is in stable condition and will receive more extensive tests in the coming days, Thomas said.

Carey remained in a Lubbock hospital as of Thursday night, Thomas said.

Carey was promoted to chief of police in December 2001 when Ray Mondragon stepped down from the position, according to Clovis News Journal archives.

Clovis Police Public Information Officer Lt. James Schoeffel would not comment on Carey’s health.