A sense of security is returning slowly to the residents of Alexandria, TN, after a misguided city policy caused all of the town’s police officers to
leave the force.
According to Nashville-area newspaper The
Tennessean, the city’s chief of police and both full-time officers
quit their jobs after their shifts Aug. 23, in protest of a proposal that
limited the police to nighttime shifts only as a way to save taxpayer money.
The no-day-shift policy was quickly reversed after the officers’ departure; however, none of the men returned to work. A new police chief was
hired, but only one new full-time officer has been hired so far.