Todd Evans is hanging up his gun.
UPDATE: Fountain City Manager Scott Trainor
says Todd Evans' salary will be $120,000
Evans tells us in a voice mail received late yesterday: "It's a great opportunity for me to take police administration and increase it with city administration. I don't have a whole lot to prove in law enforcement. Great opportunities are few and far between."
—-ORIGINAL POST 4:38 P.M. MAY 17, 2016—-
Sheriff's Chief Deputy Todd Evans
has resigned to accept the job of deputy city administrator at the city of Fountain.
Evans had joined the El Paso County Sheriff's Office
about a year ago after serving as Fountain Police Chief
for several years, with Sheriff Bill Elder
as his contracted deputy chief before Elder was elected sheriff and took office in late 2014.
At the county, Evans was paid $118,000 a year. His pay at city of Fountain wasn't immediately available. His resignation is effective June 1 and he starts vacation time on Friday, says Sheriff's Office spokesperson Jackie Kirby.
"It was a much better opportunity for he and his family," Kirby says.
Asked if Elder will replace Evans, she says, "At this time, no. They're going to take his duties and spread them around while the sheriff decides which direction he wants to go."