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Rockford officer resigns after being placed on administrative leave for 'incident'

Lieutenant Aaron Sawyer
Posted at 4:07 PM, Dec 20, 2021
and last updated 2021-12-20 16:10:59-05

ROCKFORD, Mich. — A Rockford police officer has resigned after being placed on administrative leave earlier this month.

A spokesperson for Rockford says Lieutenant Aaron Sawyer was placed on administrative leave on December 9 after an incident. The spokesperson did not say what the incident involved.

The Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office is conducting an investigation, and Lt. Sawyer’s resignation has been accepted, according to the spokesperson.

FOX 17 called Ottawa County to find out more. We’re told the sheriff’s office is investigating a hit-and-run crash involving a city of Rockford employee.

It happened just after midnight on December 9 at the intersection of Baldwin and 28th avenues in Georgetown Township.

Investigators say two cars were involved but no one was hurt.

The sheriff’s office would not identify the Rockford employee involved because the investigation is still open.

Back in 2015, Lt. Sawyer was arrested for super drunk driving. According to the Kent County Sheriff’s Office, his BAC was more than twice the legal limit. He pleaded guilty to drunk driving.

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