Carbondale Police Chief Jon Reed announces his resignation
at the city council meeting April 18.
Susie Whalen | Reporter
CARBONDALE—New Carbondale City Council members were immediately
confronted with issues in the police department before they could
be sworn in last week. Just as the April 18 council meeting began,
the police chief resigned, a part-time officer was fired and another
officer was appointed as acting chief.
Prior to newly elected council members Ashton Traphagan and Alex
Zerbe being sworn into office that night, the council convened
a closed session meeting as the night’s business was gearing
up to start.
Upon return to open session, Carbondale City Council Member George
Reed said, “I will make the motion that officer Dan Trechter’s
services are no longer required by the city of Carbondale. And
the city hall, as well as the mayor and the city council, have
removed his name from the payroll effective immediately. The Kansas
Peace Officers will also be notified that he is no longer employed
by the city of Carbondale.”
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