Uvalde Mayor Resigns Abruptly, Citing Medical Concerns

Cody Smith was re-elected to mayoral office in Uvalde last November, defeating a woman whose daughter was killed in the Robb Elementary School shooting.

What happened with the Uvalde school shooting was reprehensible. In fact, the DOJ did say that the police were wrong for not going into the classroom to save those kids. If you’re afraid of a guy with an AR-15, then that is just another reason that it should be banned. Do police really want civilians to have guns that they’re afraid of?

It also shows that not everyone is cut out to be a police officer. Their job is to protect civilians, not protect themselves ABOVE the lives of civilians. They should have wanted to save those kids at all costs. Bust in the door, shoot the guy, and prevent further carnage. Why wasn’t there a sniper aiming through the classroom window like they do with criminals holding hostages? I’m not an expert, so I’ll just keep my mouth shut and let you read about the mayor.

Cody Smith, the mayor of Uvalde, Texas, announced his resignation on Monday, citing recent and unspecified medical issues.

“I want to thank members of the Uvalde community for their thoughts and prayers during my ongoing recovery from unexpected medical issues I have experienced in recent weeks,” he said in a statement. “After much consultation and prayer, I have decided to resign as Mayor of the City of Uvalde to focus on my health.

“It has been a great honor to serve the city and community I love, and I have great confidence that Mayor Pro-Tem Everardo Zamora will serve with honor until the next mayor is elected on November 5, 2024.”

His resignation came the day before a City Council meeting, according to Texas news station KSAT, which reported that last week’s meeting had been postponed over Smith’s health.

Last month also saw the departure of Uvalde Police Chief Daniel Rodriguez, a law enforcement veteran who announced his own resignation days after an independent investigation cleared his department of wrongdoing in its response to the May 2022 mass shooting at Robb Elementary School. Rodriguez’ resignation will go into effect on Friday.

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