Public Safety Director steps down after alcohol-linked crash

Geoff Smith 08162020
Posted at 9:52 PM, Aug 26, 2020

STURGIS, Mich. — Geoffery Smith, Director of Public Safety for Sturgis announced Wednesday he is stepping down.

In a public statement, Smith apologizes for the events of August 15th, 2020, saying "I made a mistake, I am human, and accept full responsibility for what I have done. As part of accepting that responsibility, I am stepping aside as Director of Public Safety effective immediately."

Smith was involved in a crash that sent him to the hospital. Alcohol was suspected and he was placed on administrative leave earlier this month.