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Video: Arkansas Chief to Resign to Keep Family Safe

September 22, 2015  | 

VIDEO: Arkansas Chief to Resign to Keep Family Safe

Bald Knob, Ark., Police Chief Erek Balentine is resigning, saying he feels that doing so will better the safety of his family, reports KTHV.

His announcement of resignation comes just days after his truck was vandalized overnight. The phrase "2 Amendment" was written in spray paint on the sides of the vehicle. It is suspected this is related to an open carry case the sheriff has been working.

He told THV11, "I feel that I am bettering the safety of my family and my newborn child. If someone could stoop…low enough to burn my truck then I don't want to take that chance to endanger my family."

Comments (4)

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S.S. @ 9/23/2015 7:27 AM

This is one of those things that no one can say, " I wouldn't do that ", until it happens to you. I don't blame you Chief. I fthis is the way you feel then so be it. There is nothing that I wouldn't do for my family. Not to mention the fact that we are under siege right now, and our own government will not help. We must rely on each other, and I do wish you the best to you and your family.

AJ @ 9/24/2015 7:47 AM

There is a land, where criminals are free to to intimidate, harass, and kill police and prosecutors... its called Mexico. How's that working out for them?

I hope resources are poured into this and the culprits get the maximum penalty. I don't want my country to sink down to Mexico's level. We must re-establish the line.

George E. @ 9/25/2015 5:54 AM

I do not know the story but you have to do what is best for family. It is sad this country has come to this. I only want to work 6 more years. Hopefully we change things instead of going to anarchy.

Robert @ 3/31/2016 3:03 PM to change or modify your post about how this Police Chief was targeted?
He just pled guilty!

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