Big Bend saw another police officer resign in frustration last night.
Now former-officer Nate Schweitzer told the village board that it is impossible for police officers to work in Big Bend after the board voted to eliminate the police department. Schweitzer is the sixth officer to quit in Big Bend in the past two weeks. The mass-resignation came after Big Bend voted in September to eliminate its police department to close a budget gap. After the resignation last night, the village board approved a one-year contract for its remaining police officers, plus a six-percent raise.