Since the beginning of the year, zero retirements or resignations have been reported by the Racine County Sheriff’s Office and the Mount Pleasant Police Department, according to Sheriff Christopher Schmaling and MPPD Police Chief Matt Soens.
Burlington Police Chief Mark Anderson said that between May 25 (the date of Floyd’s death) and June 29, there were zero retirements or resignations from the Burlington Police Department
In mid-June, Schmaling said that zero deputies had called in sick amid the unrest and coronavirus pandemic, when many public safety agencies locally and nationwide had felt their capabilities being stretched.
The Racine Police Department, with about 190 sworn officers, has seen three officers leave the department since the beginning of the year and only two since February; a fourth officer is expected to retire before the end of the month, according to department spokesman Sgt. Chad Melby, who said in a July 8 email “I can’t speak to specific reasons why officers left or retired.”
On July 9, Racine Police Chief Art Howell announced he plans to retire by the end of 2020.
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