Wilton police chief quits, fearing end of department

Posted July 14, 2011, at 9:41 a.m.

WILTON, Maine — Wilton is losing its police chief.

At a meeting Tuesday, Chief E. Page Reynolds told officials he was leaving because of fears the department could be disbanded.

On Wednesday, Reynolds told the Morning Sentinel that taxpayers raise the issue of disbanding the town’s police department every year, making it tough for someone who is worried about job security and supporting a family.

Reynolds became a Wilton police officer in 2009. He became chief in May.

Selectman Terry Brann says the board fully supports the police force. He calls Reynolds’ comments, “totally off base.”

Reynolds’ last day on the job is Aug. 6.