The Entire Bunker Hill Police Department Quits

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.

The council accepted the resignations with little discussion, according to the Kokomo Tribune.
At the same meeting, Council Vice President Jim Panther submitted his resignation from the board, citing personal reasons.
The town has yet to announce how it will replace its AWOL authorities. But Miami County Sheriff Tim Miller said his deputies would patrol Bunker Hill until the town gets new law enforcement.

Thomison said he plans to file a lawsuit against the board. A phone number listed for him was not in service.

Calls to the town board were not answered. Calls to the police department, meanwhile, led a message saying it was “currently closed until further notice.”

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