By Debbie Gregory
Four police officers have resigned in Red Boiling Springs, leaving only Interim Chief Jeff Gentry on the force.
RBS Police Chief Kevin Woodard and Patrolman Mark Bartley resigned on Thursday (effective immediately), the RBS City Council accepted the resignation of Assistant Chief Justin Adams at the Tuesday night meeting, and Officer William Cherry resigned before the meeting was over.
When contacted by telephone on Friday morning, a RBS city employee stated there was only one police officer in the City of Red Boiling Springs.
When the Macon County Chronicle spoke to Sheriff Mark Gammons, he stated that his office would do the best they could and answer the Red Boiling Springs calls, but for full time coverage, something would have to be worked out between the City of Red Boiling Springs and the Macon County Commission. “Additional manpower will have to be hired or overtime allotted,” said Sheriff Gammons.
Kevin Woodard began working for the Red Boiling Springs Police Department in April of 2013, and took over as interim chief on Monday, July 10, 2017. He was officially appointed Red Boiling Springs Chief of Police on September 21, 2017.
Assistant Chief Justin Adams was hired in 2016, Officer Mark Bartley was hired in 2017 and Officer William Cherry was hired in 2019.