BELLEVUE (KPTM)- Wednesday evening the city officials in Bellevue confirmed that they have accepted Police Chief John Stacey's resignation.
He will retire from the force Friday after be on it for 34 years.
"John Stacey has been a fixture in the City of Bellevue, having served both as Police Chief and Fire Chief," said City Administrator Dan Berlowitz.
In a statement both the city and Stacey said they were disappointed in rumors that have led up to the resignation
"I made the decision to resign based on what I believe is in the best interest of my family, the men and women of the Police Department, and the City of Bellevue," said Stacey.
Stacey was placed on administrative leave at the beginning of May while the city conducted an internal investigation over an inappropriate comment he made.
A few weeks after that Stacey was ticketed and accused of failing to get a gun permit for a gun he let former Gretna City Administrator Colleen Lawry borrow. She was also cited.
She is out of jail on bond on something unrelated. Earlier this month she was arrested following an audit into the city's finances.
Stacey and Lawry will be in court next Wednesday.