Local Police Chief Resigns After 1-Year On The Job
The City of Montgomery is on the hunt for a new Chief of Police after the current Chief Lou Sager turned in his resignation according to the Montgomery Messenger. The resignation is not supposed to affect any service disruptions in Montgomery.
The Messenger stated that in his letter of resignation, submitted to City Manager Brian Heck, Sager thanked the community for its support of the police department and for the opportunity to serve the community. Sager's last day on the job will be February 16th.
Sager became chief on Jan. 2, 2018, with a staff of four full-time and six part-time officers. Sager was hired following the termination-changed-to resignation of former chief John Schmidt in March of 2017. The Montgomery City Council at the time had discussed eliminating its police department and instead contracted with the Le Sueur County Sheriff’s Office. However, the council took the idea of eliminating it's police force off the table after the public showed strong support for keeping a local police department.
Sergeant Pete Bulger will serve as acting Chief while the council goes through the process of selecting a replacement.
Montgomery has a listed population from the 2010 US Census of 2956 residents and according to the city's website now has 6 full-time officers and 4 part-time officers.