Chief Anglin steps down to sergeant

Nappanee Police Chief Mike Anglin announced plans to step down from his position at the close of 2010 during the Oct. 5 Nappanee Common Council meeting. Anglin cited personal reasons behind his release of the position. He requested to remain with the local police department as a sergeant until his normal retirement in 2013.
Anglin’s final day as chief will be Dec. 31.
He told council members he had prayed about the decision, and talked with his wife about the matter, before making what was a difficult decision.
“I understand by stepping down I will be taking a decrease in pay and will probably be working another shift,” said Anglin. “But the benefits to my personal health will be a major plus.
“My ultimate plan is to retire from the Nappanee Police Department on, or around, Dec. 31, but up to that time please be assured I will continue to devote my skills, knowledge and time to the Nappanee Police Department, and the citizens of Nappanee.”
Nappanee Mayor Larry Thompson said Anglin took the position as chief at a time when the community truly needed good leadership in that role.
Council members joined the mayor in thanking Anglin for his good work, dedication and leadership as police chief.
The council approved Anglin’s resignation as chief, and request to remain on the force at the sergeant rank. A search will begin immediately for a new police chief.