Richard Lee was relieved of his duties as police chief of Croydon, New Hampshire, Tuesday night after a three-member board voted to eliminate the one-man department.
After serving the town as police chief part-time for 20 years, Lee was told to immediately turn in the keys to his cruiser as well as his gun and uniform. He went into an office he shared with town officials and began stripping down.
"I gave them my uniform shirt. I gave them my turtleneck, I gave them my ballistic vest. ... I sat down in the chair, took off my boots, took off my pants, put those in the chair, and put my boots back on, and walked out the door," Lee said.
According to The Valley News, Selectboard Chairman Russell Edwards told Lee to turn in his uniform another day, but he declined.