Assistant Mount Olive Police Chief Linda Tyson has withdrawn her application for the vacant chief's seat.
She provided no explanation, but interim Town Manager Jammie Royall said she told him she planned to retire within the next several months.
She has been serving as interim chief since former Chief Tommy Brown retired in August
Seventeen applicants have shown interest in the job that is expected to be filled next month.
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