Many questions still surround the news that Palisade police chief Carroll Quarles is no longer employed at the police department.
As of last week Quarles commitment of seventeen years to the palisade police department came to an end.
Quarles was the grand valley's longest tenured law enforcement agency head. He was hired in palisade in January 1995
According to palisade officials, Commander Mike Nordine, who heads Grand Junction’s investigations division, will be taking the role as chief in palisade until a permanent replacement is found.
John Vlach, Town Treasurer for Palisade said, “I can't say too much because it's an on going personal matter, but the chief has been offered resignation, effective October 24th.”
Officials in palisade say they couldn't comment any further on the subject.
However the department did tell us that Quarles has 14 days to respond to his resignation offer.
The town treasurer added that he wants to wish the former chief all the best, and encourages people to congratulate Quarles on his seventeen years of service to the community of palisade.