Posted: May 31, 2012 4:43 PM by Russell Jones
Updated: May 31, 2012 4:43 PM
Source: Walker Police Department
WALKER - Hunter Grimes announced his resignation as Walker chief of police today.
Grimes announced on his Facebook page he was taking a position with the Bureau of Investigations Unit with the Louisiana State Police.
"It has been a great privilege to serve the people of Walker and to work side by side with the outstanding group of officers and support staff that we have put together at the Walker Police Department," Grimes said. "I will forever be indebted to the citizens of Walker for putting their confidence and trust in me eight years ago when they gave me the chance to be their Police Chief."
Grimes appointed Captain Marliam Lee as interim chief once his resignation goes into effect June 10. Grimes also said he hoped Lee would run for police chief in the fall.
"Marliam has served on our Police Department for over 25 years and is imminently qualified to serve as Chief of Police. He has acted as assistant chief since I took office and routinely acts as Chief in my absence," Grimes said.
Grimes was elected police chief in 2004, and assumed office in 2005. He has six months remaining in his current term.