GREEN MOUNTAIN FALLS, Colo. — A small, quaint and scenic town with an elevation higher than the population northwest of Colorado Springs in Teller County has lost all of its police force.
Green Mountain Falls is reminiscent of another charming small town, Mayberry, N.C. But unlike Mayberry, three deputies and one marshal up and quit the police department.
“I expected it,” newly elected Councilman David Pearlman said. “I myself personally didn’t think (Marshal Timothy Bradley) was going to be happy with the new mayor.”
The new mayor is Jane Newberry, who works at Colorado College.
“She’s a numbers person. She’s quite good with a budget and I don’t think she would have, I think she would have changed a few things,” Pearlman said.
For Bradley, this isn’t the first time he has resigned because of a new mayor.
“No, this is the second, the second time he’s resigned,” Pearlman said.
Owner and chief bottle washer of The Pantry Restaurant in Green Mountain Falls, Ben Stephens, will miss Bradley.
“I’m really kind of pretty sad because he was really fair with me, and I’ve been here 15 years,” Stephens said.
“We just need somebody more like, Mayberry, yeah,” Pearlman said.
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