Brown resigns

Taylor Brown has resigned from the Gerald Police Department effective May 31.

Police Chief Jim Helton reported the resignation to the Board of Aldermen at their meeting last Thursday. Helton said Brown had missed three shifts before resigning. She told Helton the drive from the southern Washington County area was just too long. 

Once again, Gerald is down to just two policemen, Helton and Officer Rich Anderson. 

Helton told the board that with the new wage scale he hopes to be able to attract officers closer to Gerald. 

Entry level wages for a new officer is now $13 per hour, up from $11.25.