Four city officials and eight reserve police officers are resigning from their posts this week over the continued investigation of Police Chief Jeremy Wilson and several of his officers, Mayor Jerry Reid said Tuesday.


Four city officials and eight reserve police officers are resigning from their posts this week over the continued investigation of Police Chief Jeremy Wilson and several of his officers, Mayor Jerry Reid said Tuesday.


“I’m just tired of putting up with all the bull,” Reid said in a telephone interview.


“We’ve had six meetings in a row every week to get rid of the police chief and I’m just tired of fighting.”


Reid said that he will be resigning from his position as mayor.


He added that Police Chief Jeremy Wilson, eight reserve police officers, the vice-mayor and the city attorney will be resigning too.


This move could leave the city council with only three board members: Terry Blackwell, Tony Bortz and Mary Elliot.


Wilson “was an asset to our community, but he’s not accepted by our three board members,” said Reid. “Everything he’s done was scrutinized. They’re just looking for a reason to fire him and I just got tired of it. He’s a good guy.”


Reid added that Wilson set up a scholarship in the name of 14-year-old Megan Frasier and her sister Kalee, 12, who perished in a house fire last month. And  Wilson was tough on drugs, something the city needs, he said.


And the chances of Reid coming back to office are, “slim to none. Zero. Zilch. Never,” Reid said.


Keith Howard, 221-6542
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