Griggs submits letter of resignation
Even though he has threatened to do it several times, this time it appears to be for real. Gering Police Chief Mel Griggs surprisingly submitted his letter of resignation to the city council Monday evening, effective March 1st. Griggs said he's retiring because his financial adviser said he can now afford to do it.
Griggs says after 45 years as a law enforcement officer, he will miss the people and the excitement of being a policeman, Griggs spent twenty years with the Scottsbluff Police Department, a year and a half as a Deputy with the Goshen County Sheriff's Department, and twenty three years with Gering as their Police Chief.
Griggs says he and his wife Barbara will stay in the community and he will simply relax, riding his bike every day and maybe do something with developing youth. Griggs says he likes being comfortable, so despite the fact his son's family is in Tennessee, he will stay here.
Since he was caught by surprise, Gering City Administrator Lane Danielzuk did not talk about any process to name a successor to Griggs.
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