A northeast Iowa police chief didn’t stay long in his new job. He served 17 years as Fayette’s police chief, however, Randy Sandhagen’s stint as the chief in Cascade was considerable shorter. Sandhagen resigned as the Cascade police chief after serving only five days, from January 3rd to the 7th.
The 45-year-old Sandhagen told Cascade city officials that he quit to take a better paying job outside of law enforcement. Sandhagen resigned as Fayette’s top cop in October of 2004 and ran an unsuccessful campaign for Fayette County Sheriff that same year. He run unsuccessfully for Fayette County Sheriff as well in 1996 and 2000.
Sandhagen also failed in his attempt to get his job back in Fayette after submitting his resignation there. Cascade still has one other police office and city officials will be interviewing candidates for the chief’s position.