Breaking News: Williston Police Chief Roy Nelson resigning

Jan. 24, 2012


The Town of Williston announced Tuesday that Police Chief Roy Nelson has submitted his letter of resignation effective Jan. 31.

Nelson has been on a leave of absence since June to undergo treatment for cancer in his home state of Connecticut. According to a news release from the town, Nelson cited continuing health concerns and his desire to remain close to his family as reasons for his decision.

“I have enjoyed working with Mr. Nelson and have found him to be a professional and caring chief. He will certainly be missed,” Town Manager Rick McGuire said in the release.

The recruitment process for Nelson’s replacement will begin over the next week. McGuire’s goal is to have a new chief by June 1, according to the release.

Check out Thursday’s Williston Observer for complete coverage.

—Staff report