Small-Town Cops Are Quitting En Masse As Police Come Under More Scrutiny

When all five full-time police officers in tiny Kenly, N.C. handed in their resignations last week, citing conflicts with the new town manager, it made national news.

But Kenly isn’t alone. Earlier this month the police chief and the only two officers Springfield, Colo., (population: 1,325) resigned from the force. The chief, Katrina Martin, cited personal reasons for the decisions while the two officers decided to take positions somewhere else.

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