Wisner police chief quits after military service questioned

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WISNER, Neb. (NCN) - The City of Wisner will soon be looking for a new chief of police.

On Monday night, the Wisner City Council accepted the resignation of Jeffery Treu as police chief after questions arose regarding his military service. The concerns stemmed from a Facebook post from Howard County Sheriff’s Deputy Ryan Smith, saying that Treu had faked being a US Marine for several years.

In a document obtained by News Channel Nebraska courtesy of Smith, the National Personnel Records Center stated: “We have conducted extensive searches of every records source and alternate records source at this Center; however, we have been unable to locate any information that would help us verify the veteran’s (Treu’s) military service.”

Smith also said in the Facebook post that he “got him (Treu) to admit to his mistake.” During Monday’s meeting, the City Council entered into an executive session to discuss the matter privately.

Once the session had concluded, the Council voted to accept a letter of resignation that was submitted by Treu on May 16. When asked for comment following the meeting, Wisner Mayor Chad Dixon stated that the situation with Treu was a personnel matter, and was unable to comment any further.

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