“Unionville [MI] has its own school system, flower shop, and bar – but a police department is missing in the Tuscola County community,” wnem.com reports. No, the cops aren’t AWOL. Unionville – the Gateway to the Thumb – is nowhere near Roswell. So alien abduction isn’t to blame. “Both of the town’s police officers resigned last week. Village officials said the former officers turned in a resignation letter citing irreconcilable differences between them and the village council.” If “irreconcilable differences” has the same meaning used here as it did during my first divorce, I don’t want to know. But I would like to know: how does the population of 508 live without police? I’m glad I asked me that question . . .
“I think we need some protection around here,” Village resident Bob Hare said.
Fellow resident Laura Zuzga agrees.
“We had a bunch of break-ins in the fall and they were short-handed at the time so it’s kind of scary. Especially now that it’s out, that people in the area know, there’s no one around,” Zuzga said.
Now Zuzga, who has kids, said life for her is a little uneasy without Unionville’s police around.
“I make sure windows are locked, doors are locked, things like that,” she said.
The village president said the town is looking to hire at least one part-time officer.
“I hope they figure it out soon,” Zuzga said.
Meanwhile, Hare isn’t going to wait for the village to decide what to do next.
“I think I’ll just start carrying (a gun) myself,” he said.
Sounds like a plan. [h/t SL]