June 22, 2018
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Milo police chief resigns, offers no reason

John Clarke Russ |BDN FILE
John Clarke Russ |BDN FILE
Kenny Williams
By Diana Bowley, BDN Staff

MILO, Maine — Kenny Williams tendered his resignation Monday as Milo’s police chief.

In his letter of resignation, Williams thanked the town for the opportunity to serve the community.

The former sergeant with the Penobscot County Sheriff’s Department, who was hired for the Milo position in August 2009, gave no reason for his resignation but told town officials that he was pursing other career opportunities, Milo Town Manager Jeff Gahagan said Tuesday.

Williams had been out of work with an illness in recent days and Gahagan said he has since moved out of town.

The chief’s resignation and the vacancy caused by the resignation of Sgt. Damien Pickel earlier this year has left the department with one full-time officer and 10 reserve officers.

“We should be able to handle business with the staff that we have” until the two other positions are filled, Gahagan said. He said the Brownville Police Department has offered to help. Gahagan said he also could get assistance from the Piscataquis County Sheriff’s Department, if needed.

Selectmen at their meeting Tuesday night were expected to authorize Gahagan to begin the search for a new police chief.

Gahagan said he wishes Williams well.

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