Winder Police Chief Stanley Rodgers is leaving the department.
Before the city administration made an official announcement, sources close to the department told the Barrow Journal on Thursday afternoon that the chief's last day would be Friday, Jan. 21.
The information was confirmed near the close of business Thursday afternoon, when in response to an open-records request, city clerk Sabrina Wall provided a copy of the chief's Jan. 19 letter telling Mayor Chip Thompson that he was retiring and would leave in two days.
The letter does not provide a reason for the chief's sudden retirement. However, sources said the city's new administrator, Donald Toms, had been critical of the chief's management of the police department.
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