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Darien officer resigns

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ANN MARIE AMES
October 9, 2009
— A village of Darien police officer has resigned, leaving the police department with two fewer full-time bodies than it had a year ago.

Officer Chet Wilson filed his letter of resignation Oct. 2, Administrator Marc Dennison said. His last day of work will be Friday, Oct. 16, Dennison said.


Dennison said it will be up to the village’s police committee to start the discussion about replacing Wilson. The committee next meets Wednesday, Oct. 14.


Wilson’s letter of resignation says he accepted a full-time officer position in another department.


“This was not an easy decision to make,” the letter reads. “The past seven years have been very rewarding. I’ve enjoyed serving the residents of Darien and making the village a safe place to live.”


Wilson has worked at the department since June 2002, Dennison said. He worked part-time for two months before becoming a full-time officer.


The village already has been short one full-time person since December when Chief Steve DeVoy was suspended with pay. The village board in March voted to start the process to fire DeVoy, but a hearing still is pending that could fire the chief or bring him back to work.


The hearing is scheduled for Nov. 16. In the meantime, a motion to enforce a settlement between the village and DeVoy is pending.


In September, DeVoy agreed to a settlement written by his attorney and the village attorney. But the village board Sept. 21 voted against the settlement.


DeVoy’s attorney, Tom Halloran, contends the settlement offer was a binding contract that the board broke when it voted against the settlement.



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