Two Pelham Officers Resign

By: Donnitra Gilbert Email
By: Donnitra Gilbert Email

Captain Linda Colimon's name still hangs on the door of the Pelham Police Department, an agency she served for nearly 30 years.

Authorities said after an extensive investigation by the Georgia Bureau of Investigations Linda Colimon and Mary Johnson resigned on December 23rd.

"The district attorney in turn offered the two officers a chance to resign and surrender their post certification," said Chief Investigator for Pelham Police Department Rod Williams.

Williams said the investigation of an illegal gambling operation began back in early December.

"During the course of the investigation we found out two of our police officers had been acting as security for this gambling operation," said Williams.

Williams said this traveling gambling operation hit states across the U.S. and the owners set it up to look like a carnival, but inside was a different story.

Williams said these four: Dale Riley, William "Bill" Alley, Susan Darlene Carroll and Dustin Sumpter were arrested in connection with the commercial gambling ring.

Williams as well as Chief of Police Nealie McCormick say the loss of the two officers has put a dent in their police force, but Williams said it comes with the job.

"All of us were devastated especially the ones that worked the longest with them," said Williams

Rumors surfaced shortly after the investigation unfolded saying that
other officers were involved ... a rumor that Williams said is unfounded.

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