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Boswell Police Chief Resigns Citing 'Unforeseen Reasons'

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BOSWELL, OK – The small town of Boswell is without a police chief, after theirs resigned.

Wednesday night, city council members announced Boswell police Chief John Page stepped down, citing "unforeseen reasons".

Page is the second chief to resign this year.

We're told he took over as chief this January after the town's then chief, Bryon Gordon stepped down.

When asked about the high turnover rate, town leaders said they just couldn't pay to compete with bigger departments.

Assistant Chief, Brian Ernest was assigned as interim chief in the meantime, leaving the town with one police officer.  

Ernest says he spoke with Page on Wednesday, and says Page told him about leaving the department.

“He had told me prior, that he was debating on possibly going somewhere else, he said there were some issues he didn't want to bring to me, but he said there were some issues he wasn't too happy with," said Ernest.

Council members say rumors that they were going to fire Page Wednesday night, are untrue.

They hope to discuss hiring a permanent chief at their next council meeting November 8th.