Out in Parma, Missouri, the town elected a new mayor and shortly after the election results came in, five of the town’s six police officers resigned.
Oh, the new mayor, Tyrus Byrd, is African American … and female.
Byrd, the town’s African American female mayor, was sworn in after she beat incumbent Randall Ramsey. Ramsey had served as mayor of Parma for 37 years under two terms.
Mayor-elect Byrd, said she was unaware of the situation and plans to ask questions about the "safety concerns" during her swearing-in ceremony, though she says her first order of business will be to clean up the city.
I’m guessing losing five asshat police officers who didn’t bother to give her a chance is a good way to start.
As for the townspeople of Parma, they’re okay with the sudden resignations, and happily point out that the town was probably over-staffed with police officers anyway.
“I think it was pretty dirty the way they all quit without giving her a chance, but I don’t think they hurt the town by quitting, because who needs six police for 740 people?” — Parma resident Martha Miller
As for why the police and three other city employees resigned, Mayor Tyrus Byrd is still trying to figure that out because there are no resignation letters to be found and that the computers were cleared.
It sounds to me like the election of Mayor Byrd is the best thing for Parma, if police quit over an election, and suddenly any evidence of their tenure is erased from memory.
Oh, and good luck to those police officers getting jobs elsewhere; I mean, explain they’re sudden departure on a resume … explain why they quit with no notice …. Explain why no one has their resignation letters.
As I said, it's probably for the better for Parma that these asshats hit the bricks.