Entire four-man police force of tiny Alaskan town quits

A tiny Alaskan town lost its entire police force in just three weeks after a string of departures and a surprise resignation.

Last month Sand Point, located on Popof Island off the Alaskan peninsula, had four full-time officers to help keep order among its 1,044 residents.

Today it has none. But Austin Roof, general manager of local public radio station KSDP 830 AM told Alaska Dispatch News that hadn't led to chaos.

'Everyone was busy fishing, which was great,' he said.

Cop out: The tiny Alaskan town of Sand Point now has no proper police staff because they all quit within a month of one another, with Police Chief Robert Bacon leaving last

Cop out: The tiny Alaskan town of Sand Point now has no proper police staff because they all quit within a month of one another, with Police Chief Robert Bacon leaving last

Trouble began when one quarter of Sand Point's police force left because his spouse - who is in the military - was transferred out of state.

Then two more officers, who are married, decided they would quit the force after a 'family decision'.

The only remaining officer was Police Chief Robert Bacon, but he was coming up on a planned, month-long vacation to Scotland. 

And he didn't want to pass it up, city administrator Andy Varner explained to local radio station KSDP.

'There was sort of a mutual understanding that if he left to go for a month-long journey and leave the community with no law enforcement - understood by both sides that

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