Posted 2 years ago

By Post Staff

Sidney sign     Sidney Police Chief Mike Brown surprised everyone at Tuesday night’s city council meeting by announcing near the end of the session that he’s resigning, with his last day to be in 2 weeks on the 28th.

Brown cited “family health issues” for stepping down, calling it was a decision that had to be made for his family and one that was not entered into lightly.

City Manager Gary Person says Brown will be terribly missed because the Sidney police officers felt his hiring was one of the best decisions the City had ever made. No decisions have been made yet on finding a new chief.

Brown’s resignation was the second of the night for the Sidney council, but the first was already known…with Councilman Aaron Barnes previously saying he was stepping down and moving to California.