“Citing security fears, Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson, who fatally shot Michael Brown Aug. 9, has resigned from the police department,” reports stltoday.com, a move that should surprise no one with a pulse and even minimal brain wave activity. While in his resignation letter (after the jump), Wilson cites the risk to residents and fellow officers should he go back to work on the streets of Ferguson – all true, no doubt – by returning to his former job, Wilson himself would have had a target on his back every minute of every day . . .
I, Darren Wilson, hereby resign my commission as a police officer with the City of Ferguson effective immediately. I have been told that my continued employment may put the residents and police officers of the City of Ferguson at risk, which is a circumstance that I cannot allow. For obvious reasons, I wanted to wait until the grand jury made their decision before I officially made my decision to resign. It was my hope to continue in police work, but the safety of other police officers and the community are of paramount importance to me. It is my hope that my resignation will allow the community to heal. I would like to thank all of my supporters and fellow officers throughout this process.