Fayette Police Chief Quits in Aftermath of School Bus Incident

brad_gardnerFAYETTE, Iowa (AP) – The police chief of Fayette has quit his post. Fayette Mayor Andrew Wenthe says Chief Brad Alan Gardner voluntarily resigned on Monday. Gardner was placed on administrative leave after he was ticketed earlier this month. A bus driver for North Fayette Valley School District reported that Chief Gardner went around his bus while it was stopped and disabled students were getting off the bus. Wenthe told the council on Monday that Fayette County sheriff’s deputies will assist the one remaining Fayette police officer. The community has about 1,300 residents. Gardner said in his resignation letter that he was leaving to pursue other employment. Gardner joined the department on July 1, 2013.

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