Alaskan town’s entire police department quits


An Alaskan city was left without a police force after its entire four-person department resigned, according to local news outlets.

Officers started quitting at the beginning of July, which was very inconvenient considering it is the height of the summer commercial fishing season in Sand Point.

The first officer resigned on July 10 after his military wife was transferred out of state, city manager Andy Varner told reporters.

Not long after, the department’s two other police officers, who are married, left because they had to take care of personal family issues.

That left the department with only Police Chief Roger Bacon, who was booked to take a month-long vacation to Scotland.

Varner says there was a mutual understanding that if Bacon went on the month-long journey, leaving his citizens without law enforcement services, he would no longer be an employee of the city when he returned.

Within a few days, Chief Bacon turned in his resignation.

The city of Sand Point informed its residents that the community will not be in a lawless state. After five days without a police department, the city hired an interim police chief – and officials insist services will be restored soon.

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