James “Jay” Sanders, who is reportedly under investigation, has officially resigned from his position as public safety director for the city of Sulphur Springs. Sanders turned in his resignation on Friday, according to Sulphur Springs City Manager Marc Maxwell.
Sanders has been on administrative leave since about March 22,
“due to his being involved in an ongoing criminal investigation by another agency. This action should not be viewed as an opinion on the merits of the investigation,” Maxwell stated in a press release March 25.
What, if any, impact the resignation would have on the investigation would be up by Texas Commission on Law Enforcement, Maxwell said.
Jason Ricketson will continue as acting police chief, and Tim Vaughn as acting fire chief for the city, Maxwell said.