SYCAMORE - Police officer Zachary Stumpf offered his resignation to Sycamore village council in a letter through police chief Richard Blankenship at Tuesday night's council meeting. Council promptly accepted the resignation.
Complaints of traffic violations in the village along with break-ins prompted council to hire two part-time officers, one being Stumpf. Stumpf also serves as a dispatcher for the Fostoria department. He resigned from the Republic force along with fellow officers when support for Chief Randy Marfia's department waned.
Some citizens zeroed in on Stumpf's performance and claimed inappropriate traffic stops during his shift. Council and Blankenship have been reviewing his performance.
Some citizens had spoken out in support of Stumpf, claiming speeding had been reduced in his neighborhood. His resignation leaves Blankenship, one part-time and one auxiliary making up the force.
Council is to consider a request from Blankenship to hire another police officer at a special meeting of the finance committee 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.