Indiana USA: Town left without police force as every officer resigns in protest

A small town in Indiana now has no police force — after every single cop quit in protest against the government.

The entire Bunker Hill Police Department called it quits during a routine town board meeting Monday night. Town Marshal Michael Thomison turned in a resignation letter for himself and his four unpaid deputies, accusing the town board of assorted corruption and incompetence.

“Due to the actions of the current town council, I find myself unable to continue in this job,” he wrote in the letter.

“This means you now have to notify the state building department that you no longer have a valid department.”

In the note, Thomison said the board had asked the police force to “be involved in illegal, unethical and immoral things over time” — including requests for criminal background checks on board members, and other confidential information.

Thomison also said the board imposed a series of cuts that made it impossible for the force to function. He said the board cut the department from nine to four deputies; that all of those deputies had to share a single set of body armor; and that the board voted to push him into a part-time schedule, which would deprive him of healthcare after he received a cancer diagnosis.


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