Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Jackson County Assessor Resigns following Shooting

Earlier this month, the community of Maquoketa, IA, was shaken up when Francis "Gus" Glaser (a former city manager for Maquoketa and current resident) caused a big stir at the Jackson County Board of Supervisors meeting. He was upset about his property taxes and was not happy with the message that he was receiving from the BOS or from county assessor Deb Lane. He fired a gun at Lane, who fortunately ended up escaping injury. He was tackled by others in the room before shooting and killing himself.

We learned late last week that Jackson County Assessor Deb Lane has submitted her letter of resignation. Her resignation goes into effect on January 2, 2015. However, she plans to use accumulated vacation and comp time and will not be returning to work.

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