STANFORD - After 8 years as director of Lincoln County's emergency dispatchers, Jeff Crowe handed his resignation to the 911 Board and it was officially accepted during their regular board meeting on Thursday.
"I think it was just the pressure of the county judge," board chairman Bill Denham said after reading the resignation letter. "I think it was just pressure in general."
Only if pressures from the county and county judge were mitigated would Crow agree to stay on, Denham said.
Crowe said Friday he would rather not comment on his resignation yet.
After discussing the issue and deciding Crowe's concerns could not be alleviated, the 911 board officially accepted his resignation. The board has since announced the position in The Advocate and The Interior Journal and will be accepting applications through Sept. 10.
Crowe had been with the agency a total of 10 years.
"It may be hard to replace him," Denham said.