Mackowiak named new town marshal in Millersburg

Al Mackowiak, a former Goshen police officer, replaces David Keith Hathaway, who was charged July 17 with two counts of conversion. 

(Jennifer Shephard/The Elkhart Truth) (Photo supplied / Town of Millersburg)

Posted on July 31, 2014 at 12:25 p.m.

Al Mackowiak, director of campus safety and security at Goshen College, is the new town marshal for Millersburg.

The Millersburg Town Council appointed Mackowiak to the position at a meeting Wednesday evening, July 30.

Mackowiak replaces David Keith Hathaway, 59, who was charged July 17 with two counts of conversion, a Class A misdemeanor, after he admitted to stealing panties belonging to his son’s girlfriend. Hathaway is scheduled to appear for an initial hearing on the charges on Aug. 15 in Elkhart Superior Court 6, according to court records.

Town officials have accepted a request from Hathaway to retire as town marshal, according to Patricia Barhydt, Millersburg clerk-treasurer. Hathaway will be retained in a “part-time administrative capacity,” Barhydt said.

Before joining Goshen College in 2011, Mackowiak spent 35 years of his career as a Goshen police officer, according to the school’s website. He served as captain of the detective bureau for 14 years, where he investigated child abuse cases.

He’s served on the board for and also spent 10 years as a board member for YWCA’s Women’s Resource Center in South Bend, according to The Record. Mackowiak is a member of the Goshen Noon Kiwanis Club and is lieutenant governor-elect for 2014-2015 year.

Mackowiak will leave Goshen College to fulfill his new role.

“The marshal’s office in Millersburg has a really good relationship with the community, and it’s basically just carrying on and making (people) feel safe and secure in their homes and on the streets while they’re visiting and living in Millersburg,” he said.

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