You can't get abolished if you resign first.
The Hill reports the entire police department of Kimberling, Missouri, has resigned "without immediate authority" to replace them.
"It will be a struggle to fill the police department back up with qualified officers, but hopefully they can start working on that soon and get that accomplished," Stone County Sheriff Doug Rader said in response to the resignations in Kimberling.
Police Chief Craig Alexander resigned on Aug. 23. After that, the floodgates opened. The rest of the officers started resigning until there were none left.
Reasons given for leaving the department include "absence of a police clerk to assist the department, not having qualified officers in the department, and wanting new opportunities with a better pay rate."
Some of the former Kimberling officers reportedly left the department to join the Branson West Police Department.
"I didn't know there were that many openings in Branson West because we didn't see an advertisement for police," said Kimberling City Mayor Bob Fritz. "[The resignations were] unexpected and the short notice disappointing."
"We're looking for officers, we're looking for a new police chief and I think we'll be fine."
He said "we'll be fine," but maybe what he meant to say was...
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