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Zavalla Police Chief to step down in mid-July

Steve Drumm (Source: KTRE Staff) Steve Drumm (Source: KTRE Staff)
ZAVALLA, TX (KTRE) -

On Saturday, Zavalla Police Chief Steve Drumm announced in a Facebook post that he is resigning in mid-July.

“I wanted to take a minute to inform my family and my community before any undue rumors get started and flowing about a current situation,” Drumm said in a Facebook post. “With hours of prayer and communication with my wife, I have accepted a position outside the city of Zavalla. In the middle of July, I will be leaving as the Chief of Police and pursuing a full-time teaching position for the upcoming school year.”

Drumm stated that he had a great time as the chief of the Zavalla Police Department. He added that he is proud of the progress the department has made in regard to equipment and training.

“There are some very positive things still in progress,” Drumm said in his post.

The Zavalla Police chief said he will help whoever the city council chooses to replace him.

“I wanted to let everyone know before the election results are announced because I am not leaving based on who is being elected,” Drumm said. “ … I do care about Zavalla, and want to continue to see positive growth. I will continue to give Zavalla 100 percent until I step down.”

Drumm said his family is his first priority and added that his family supported him as chief through “long days, middle of the night call outs, stressful meetings, cut-short vacations with interruptions.” He also said that he missed out on quality time with his children.

“My family means the world,” Drumm said.

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