OZARK (KFSM) -- The Ozark Police Department and mayor launched an investigation Wednesday (Oct. 19) after a police officer and Franklin County dispatcher were caught having an inappropriate relationship at the police station.
Mayor T.R. McNutt said he received a memo Tuesday morning notifying him of the incident between the male officer and female dispatcher. The officer was suspended Wednesday and resigned Thursday morning (Oct. 20).
"The administrative assistant gave me the memo and that's when I found out about it," McNutt said. "I called the [police] chief and that's when he advised me he had suspended [the officer] without pay for five days."
According to McNutt, the dispatcher had just finished her shift when she went to the police department where the officer was on duty.
"This is not a common thing," McNutt said. "We haven't had anything like this since I remember. It's just an incident that came up here recently and we've got to look into it and see where we're at. This is not our police department. We have a fine police department and a good reputation."
McNutt said he expects the investigation should be completed by early next week. He also explained the dispatcher was fired by the county since that is who she works for.