Police Chief Jeremy Wilson said Wednesday that he will be resigning, along with all eight of the city’s reserve officers.


Police Chief Jeremy Wilson said Wednesday that he will be resigning, along with all eight of the city’s reserve officers.


Wilson’s resignation will be confirmed today at a city council meeting at City Hall at 1:15 p.m., he said.


His resignation was sparked by accusations that he did not return phone calls from the Jefferson County Sheriff’s office to appear on the scene of a wrecked semi truck that spilled gasoline on U.S. Highway 70 and State Highway 89 on Monday morning.


“Allegations were made that I had no idea about the situation,” he said. “I tried to tell them that I was never called. I never had a missed call and my phone never went off.”


The idea of another emergency meeting to evaluate Wilson’s standing as an officer was the last straw, he said.


“I’ve been on the chopping block for about six weeks,” he said. “I had to go and defend my job like I have since Dec. 8 when I started.”


“Six weeks in a row to be fired was enough for me, I have done nothing wrong,” he said.


City Clerk Cindy Morris said on Wednesday that Dave Mordy, city attorney, is the only official that has submitted his resignation letter.


Mayor Jerry Reid will also be resigning, he said in a phone interview Tuesday.


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


Keith Howard, 221-6542
keith.howard@ardmoreite.com