Roger Schultz

Jackson Police Lt. Roger Schultz addresses a small crowd that gathered to show support for law enforcement Monday at Town Hall. Schultz resigned Friday in the aftermath of a post on the department’s Facebook page that many considered insensitive.

Following community backlash over a police blotter item, Jackson police Lt. Roger Schultz has resigned. 

The town of Jackson announced Friday afternoon that Town Manager Larry Pardee and Acting Chief of Police Michelle Weber had accepted his resignation letter. Schultz came under fire after posting a blotter item on the Jackson Police Department Facebook page late last week where he wrote that they were investigating an alleged sexual assault involving a minor but might need coffee and sprinkle donuts to assist in doing the math to figure out if it was a crime.

He apologized to the victim in the case, according to Weber and the police department deleted the blotter item after some criticized the apology as tone-deaf. 

This is a developing story.

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Tom Hallberg covers a little bit of everything, from skiing to long-form feature stories. A Teton Valley, Idaho, transplant by way of Portland and Bend, Oregon, he spends his time outside work writing fiction, splitboarding and climbing.

(4) comments

Maury Jones

So a really good cop, a VERY good man, is forced to resign because his off-handed post was in poor taste and offended some people. Meanwhile, the Town Council and the County Commissioners shut down our economy and destroyed many businesses and cost many people thousands of dollars in lost wages because Covid19 might get out of hand. Covid has killed exactly ONE person in Teton County. For this they destroyed our economy. They ruined people's lives. These officials still have their jobs and their paychecks. Many of us are GREATLY offended by what our government officials did. We are calling on them to resign. They accepted Lt. Schultz' resignation. They should tender their own resignation.

Lewis McCallister

Jon Beeson, you are disgusting. This cop should have been fired for this and should never work in law enforcement again. Rape victims have a hard enough time coming forward with their stories and sure this will make it even more so in Jackson.

TERRENCE MILAN

So is JHNG waiting on the coffee and donuts to arrive before reporting on the alleged crime?

Crazy Tek

Seriously... it was a joke in poor taste but the guy didn't deserve to lose his job over it. Lighten up, Jacksifornia...

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