That leaves just two vying for the position: Sandusky assistant police Chief John Orzech, a 16-year veteran at the department, and Austin Peay State University police Chief Terence Calloway.
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Craig Stone, a lieutenant who has worked for Columbus police for 28 years, withdrew his name from the three-man race this past weekend.
Stone sent an email to Sandusky's human resources department, informing administrators he's ending his pursuit of the job. He offered no apparent reason for bowing out.
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A city official who is supervising the search efforts said it's a bit bothersome a finalist quit this far into the process.
"It's disappointing," city commissioner Pervis Brown said.
Brown's frustrations with Stone's departure may stem from the seemingly arduous process of selecting a police chief. Brown has spearheaded a five-member volunteer committee entrusted to find suitable candidates.
The committee spent almost a year vetting dozens of potentials, narrowing the applicants down to three finalists.