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School resource officer quits

by Ivan Foley
Landmark editor

For the second time in the past several months, a police officer serving as school resource officer (SRO) at Platte County R-3 High School has resigned.

Platte City Police Chief Bill Massock announced Tuesday night that officer Mike Guinn has left the department. Massock said Guinn gave a resignation letter listing personal/health reasons for his resignation.

Guinn had served as SRO at the high school since January when he replaced Alan Lowry, who had resigned.

Prior to taking the SRO post, Guinn had intermittently worked for the police department for several years, at various times filling in as acting chief.

There will not be an immediate replacement to fill the SRO post, Massock said, because the police department is shorthanded at present. Chris Hein, a police officer for Platte City for less than a year, has also resigned. Hein will be working for the North Kansas City Police Department, Massock said.

Massock said it could be roughly 10 weeks before the positions are filled, after advertisements are placed and the interview process is conducted.