A small town in Miami County, Indiana is now without a police force. The entire dept quit citing multiple issues with the town board.
Monday night, Town Marshal Michael Thomison and four other officers handed over their resignation letters — blaming town council members for constantly scaling things back without communicating with the dept.
Thomison told FOX59 that they were often asked to do illegal and immoral things like run background checks on other council members to look into possible criminal history.
The letters also mentioned that the officers were forced to share one set of body armor, putting their lives in danger.
On a more personal note, the town marshal was diagnosed with cancer last year and when he was ready to come back to work in May, he was only allowed to go back part-time, the council said.
Thomison plans to file a lawsuit against the town board over that issue, the local Fox station reported. The town claims that his health insurance was costing them too much money.
In the meantime, Bunker Hill is relying on outside help as town council members scramble to search for new officers. The Miami County Sheriffs Dept is now picking up Bunker Hill’s emergency calls.
Town officials have not yet released an official statement on the matter.
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