Some police chief history


Subject: TracY L. Capallia-Rodriquenz (Attorney has court cases) We only have a statement or two


Tracy L. Capallia- Rodriquenz was initially the lieutenant for the White Springs Police Department. Prior to that Tracy was a hair stylist.

At the time Chief Subic was fired by reason that he attempted covering his pregnant mistress under the health insurance policy, Walter McKenzie wished for Tracy to become the new Chief of Police but Tracy had just been charged for a DUI after an alleged altercation at a bar in Jacksonville with a Jacksonville police officer.  After she left the bar she was followed and charged with a DUI. Thereafter Chief Brookins was hired as the White Springs Chief of Police and Tracy remained his lieutenant.

When Joe Griffin moved to White Springs there was tremendous controversy due to him being a truck driver and that he parked his truck on the berm or flail owned by the Town in front of his house. Although he was away most of the time hauling goods for his employer, the neighbors across the street at that time (Carin and Buck) had a problem with Joe parking his truck on the berm.  One day, they made some comments to him and Joe yelled back at them regarding his rights as a citizen. Tracy had her squad car parked at the end of the block so when Joe yelled at the neighbor, Tracy arrested Joe for disorderly conduct. At the time Joe did not know that Tracy and Carin Copeland, the neighbor’s wife were the closest of friends.

Joe had a right to be upset because even the day he moved into his house, the police hassled him because his tractor trailer unit blocked part of the road while he was moving furnishings in.

The Town also set up a new policy whereby anyone parking on the berm would be fined, but this policy only applied to Mill Street.  So although Joe received the majority of the fines, the Sistrunks who lived next door complained to Joe because they also received a ticket as did others.  When a new officer did not understand the policy and fined someone at the Tilferd Hotel, the officer was fired.  Joe has attempted securing these special policies which were made only for him, but to date, they have been denied.

She was friendly initially to both Joe and I when I moved here.  She only warned Joe that people were after him and would like to hurt him so he should use his wheel on the sidewalks if they were there rather than on the roadways.

She has been rumored to have been charged for giving false testimony and you will read about what transpired at City Hall where she had her officer arrest Joe This was before the elections so they were doing everything they could to have him arrested for something; yet, she had her officer lie on the incident report stating he saw something he had not.

Prior to Chief Joseph Subic, Jr. (A U.S. Traitor whose charges were dropped by President Regan) being terminated, he and the investigating officer for an assault charge against Tracy contacted the Assistant State Attorney Teresa Drake at the misdemeanor criminal court house in Gainesville wherein he guaranteed to discipline Officer Capalla (Tracy).

She also had an assault charge against her of July 10, 2005 whereby she hit the victim in the face with a closed fist causing small lacerations above the left eye. Tracy was angry because she had overheard a conversation between the victim and another person while inside the restroom of a nightclub where Tracy was the topic of conversation.  She was required to go to Anger Management Classes.  Subic was fired and Ken Brookins then vouched for her and she then remained his lieutenant.

The former White Springs police chief, who was among the Americans held hostage in Iran in 1979, was arrested in Hamilton County this week and charged with insurance fraud.

An investigation that led to the criminal charges against Joe Subic was the reason White Springs Town Council members voted to suspend him from office without pay on Feb. 6.

On Feb. 13, the 50-year-old Subic filed his retirement papers, telling some in the area that he was tired of the politics involved with being a police chief in a small town.

Hamilton County Sheriff Harrell Reid confirmed that Subic turned himself in at the county jail in Jasper on Monday on two counts of insurance fraud. Subic was released after posting a $7,500 bond. Subic has an unlisted telephone number and could not be reached for comment.

Florida Department of Law Enforcement spokesman Phillip Kiracofe said his agency opened an investigation into Subic’s use of the town’s health insurance about three months ago. “The city paid his (health) insurance premiums and when someone noticed that his rate went up the town became aware that he had added someone to the policy,” Kiracofe said. “Apparently, he has not been too discrete about who he discussed this with.”

The person added to the policy was reportedly a girlfriend who would not have legally qualified as a dependent and was not a city employee and therefore not eligible for coverage under the policy, Kiracofe said.

Kiracofe said one fraud charge against Subic is for allegedly making a false application — adding the girlfriend’s name to the policy. The other fraud charge is for allegedly presenting a false claim — filing a claim for insurance for the girlfriend who was not eligible for coverage.

The fraud investigation marked the second time that Subic’s behavior came under scrutiny while he was working as a police chief. In 1998 he was fired from his job as Williston police chief for incompetency and inefficiency.

Williston City Council members took exception to several aspects of Subic’s administration, claiming that he exceeded his budget, bought machine guns and tried to buy rocket launchers, and then urged police officers to lie about the weapons. The city did not pursue the allegations after firing Subic.

In 1979, Subic was one of 66 Americans held hostage by militant Iranians. Subic was serving in the U.S. Army when he was taken hostage and was among those who were held for 444 days.

Karen Voyles can be reached at 486-5058 or

Joseph Subic Jr. – One of the Top Unknown Douches in Military History

Joseph Subic was an Army Staff Sergeant who was taken hostage (at that time he was 23 years old). The Pentagon refused to give him the Meritorious Service Medal that it awarded to the other servicemen who were hostages because other hostages accused Subic of having told the Iranians who the intelligence officers were, gave them secret codes, and told them about the embassy’s secret code room. Army Col. Charles W. Scott said he was tortured for days by the Iranians because “immediately after the takeover Subic accompanied his captors, introducing each hostage and identifying areas of expertise each had”; and specifically that Scott spoke Farsi and had a long career in Iran.

Another ex-hostage, Col. Leland Holland, says that Subic also revealed to the Iranians the secret tapping code that the hostages were using to communicate with each other while they were kept in separate rooms. (UPI, 1/20/85)

The Army also noted that Subic had appeared on a film made by the Iranians in which he criticized US policy in Iran. (AP, 11/4/89).

In 1989, Subic was a law enforcement office with the Florida State Dept of Agriculture.

Shortly after being returned to the US, the Pentagon reported that administrative action against Subic was being considered — ranging from a reprimand to denial of re-enlistment; I do not know if anything was actually done.

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