Orfordville police chief says he's not planning to retire
ORFORDVILLE--Orfordville Police Chief Dave Wickstrum said the agenda for last Monday’s village board meeting caught him by surprise.
It included a closed session “to start the process of finding a new Chief of Police due to the retirement of Chief Wickstrum.”
Wickstrum said he has no intention of retiring.
Before the meeting started, Wickstrum gave each board member a letter stating his intent to continue working beyond the end of the year.
“Last fall, the police committee recommended that my contract be extended through 2013, and ultimately the full village board voted to approve that recommendation,” he wrote in his letter.
“Although there was some discussion concerning my retirement at that time, I have not pursued ending my career as I feel I am in good health and believe that I still function in the capacity as a police officer to a better-than-average standard.”
He said it must be a misunderstanding, but no board members have contacted him since getting his letter.
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