Sheriff Ana Franklin, please see the below example resignation.
To: State of Alabama,
Date: September 10, 2018ATTN: Honorable Kay Ivey
Governor, State of Alabama
FROM: Morgan County Sheriff Ana Franklin
RE: Letter of Resignation
Respectfully request that you accept my resignation as Sheriff of Morgan County, Alabama. Resignation is never easy in my experience. Nonetheless, there has come a time in my life that the feeling is so strong that I must surrender my badge in disgrace. Through deep thought, prayer, and consideration I feel that I have arrived at the best decision that is in the best interest for me personally, Morgan County, the State of Alabama, and the Country as a whole.
A few days ago, I made the decision to take an action that not only embarrassed me, Morgan County, the State of Alabama, and the entire nation. My actions during the sheriff’s photo op with President Trump and Vice President Pence in front of the entire nation could have been perceived as a serious incident.
I have no explanation for my actions other than I respectfully request that my resignation be accepted immediately. I pray for forgiveness from the nation for my irresponsible act. My actions and the medias response to my actions as made it clear the times has come for me to step down as the Sheriff of Morgan County, Alabama.
It is with great sadness that I submit to you this day my intent to separate employment. I have made grave mistakes during my two terms as the Sheriff of Morgan County, Alabama but none so grave has the disgrace I have brought to the Office of the Presidency, The National Sheriff’s Association, The Alabama Sheriff’s Association, the State of Alabama, and Morgan County, Alabama.
Sheriff Ana Franklin