Prospect Heights Police Chief Abruptly Quits

Bruce Morris retires after working for the Prospect Heights Police Department for more than 20 years

By Sandra Torres
|  Thursday, Oct 28, 2010  |  Updated 1:19 PM CDT
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Prospect Heights Police Chief Abruptly Quits

Daily Herald

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Prospect Heights Police Chief Bruce Morris decided to call it quits after more than 20 years on the force because of proposed lay offs by the city council.

Morris abruptly announced his retirement on Wednesday afternoon, according to the Daily Herald.

"I'm retiring today and packing up right now, Morris said, according to the Herald. "It just seems like a good thing to do."

The city is threatening to lay off between four and six officers from its force of 22 to close a budget shortfall. The department is so undermanned that Chief Morris has been going out on patrols.

Morris, a graduate from Hersey High School in Arlington Heights, started his career as an officer for the Chicago Police Department in 1980, the Daily Herald reported.

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