By Chris Fish
ROCKLEDGE - Rockledge Chief of Police Ron Krueger announced he will be stepping down on Oct. 26, 2012, from his position at the Rockledge Police Department to spend more time with his family.
Chief Krueger said in his resignation letter that he and his wife, Linda, long to spend more time with their son, daughter-in-law and grandchildren in Indiana.
Chief Krueger also said in his resignation letter that the time he spends away from his family is impossible to recover, and he looks forward to spending time watching his grandchildren grow.
Chief Krueger, who has served as Rockledge's Chief of Police since May 17, 2010, could not be reached for further comment.
Prior to leading the Rockledge Police Department, Chief Krueger served two and a half years as chief of the Melbourne Beach Police Department, beginning in October 2007.
Following a several month search, Chief Krueger was selected to serve as Rockledge's police chief out of 111 nationwide applicants.
With more than 30 years of law enforcement experience under his belt, Chief Krueger is a graduate of the FBI National Academy and served as chief of police in Marine City, Mich., from 2003-07.
"Rockledge has a bright future," said Chief Kruger, when he started his new position with Rockledge in April 2010.
In a press release, the Rockledge Police Department said its members and the Rockledge community will miss Chief Krueger, who developed a sense of belonging and became a recognizable face to the community.
As of press time, Rockledge City Clerk Betsi Moist said the department has not started the process of finding a new police chief.