MILO, Maine — Sgt. Terry Smith, the town’s acting police chief, has resigned from the department effective May 8.
Milo officer David Henderson said Smith applied for a position with a Maryland police department last year and has now accepted a position in that state. Smith, who has been out of work this week because of illness, could not be reached for comment. Henderson said he was authorized to speak on Smith’s behalf for this story.
Henderson said Smith’s family is from Maryland and he wanted to get closer to home. “It had absolutely nothing to do with the incident involving Mike Poulin,” he said Wednesday.
Henderson and Smith have been sharing the chief’s duties since Poulin resigned earlier this month after being charged with domestic violence assault. His trial is pending.
Town Manager Jeff Gahagan confirmed on Tuesday that Smith had tendered his resignation. The resignation is expected to be on the board’s agenda next month.