Lieutenant resigns over ‘blotter-gate’

JACKSON, Wyo. — Lt. Roger Schultz, the man embroiled at the center of public outcry over insensitive commentary made on a police blotter, has resigned.

Lt. Schultz, who penned the narrative-style blotter for the Jackson Police Department, made a flippant statement last week regarding a case of an adult having sex with a juvenile. No charges have been pursued in the incident.

Schultz made a public apology on behalf of the department in a letter. Town manager Larry Pardee also made a statement on behalf of the town.

In the end, Schultz has resigned with Town Manager Larry Pardee and Acting Chief of Police Michelle Weber accepting his resignation letter today.

Sgt. Michelle Weber, who takes over the department as interim chief next Monday, was reluctant to make a comment as head of the department. Weber did say she will come out with an official statement regarding her new tenure in general on August 23.

Lt. Schultz had been with the Jackson Police Department for more than 20 years. He began his law enforcement career with the Weber County (Utah) Sheriff’s Office as an assistant detention officer before joining JPD in 1997.

Lt. Schultz holds a BS in Criminal Justice and has served in a variety of positions in the department including patrol officer, SWAT officer, field training officer, detective, polygraph examiner, bomb technician, and detective supervisor.

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