Police chief and all his officers 'unexpectedly' resign in Mo. city

County deputies will help out in the interim, but Sheriff Doug Rader says it “will be a struggle” to find new qualified officers


By Suzie Ziegler 

KIMBERLING CITY, Mo. — Kimberling City, Missouri, has no more police officers after its police chief, a sergeant and three officers all resigned in the last few weeks. The reasons for resignation include pay, lack of resources and new opportunities elsewhere, according to KY3 News

Chief Craig Alexander and one of his officers have accepted other positions in a nearby city, according to the report. 

Kimberling City Police personnel pose for a photo on August 14, 2020.
Kimberling City Police personnel pose for a photo on August 14, 2020. (Kimberling City Police Department)

In the meantime, Stone County deputies will be helping in Kimberling City. 

“We will be answering all the calls in Kimberling City, we can’t enforce city ordinances, but any other calls we will be handling at this time,” Sheriff Doug Rader told KY3. “It will be a struggle to fill the police department back up with qualified officers, but hopefully they can start working on that soon.” 

Kimberling City Mayor Bob Fritz called the resignations “unexpected” and said the short notice was “disappointing.” 

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