DIXMOOR, Ill. (CBS) — The safety of residents in south suburban Dixmoor fell only on one man Tuesday night.
Dixmoor police Chief Ronald Burge Sr. was the only one working. No other officers were on duty.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Record Warmth Possible Next 2 Days
The chief blames the village board for a hiring freeze and not providing the department with what it needs.READ MORE: Illinois Department Of Employment Security Admits To Monthlong Callback Wait Times; State Rep. Says Methods Must Change
One of the six officers in the department is also recovering from COVID-19.MORE NEWS: The United Center COVID-19 Mass Vaccination Site: An Inside Look
If there is an emergency, the chief said he will respond personally – as will the Cook County Sheriff’s department.