One-man police force protects small Michigan town
One-man police force protects small Mich. town
The entire township police department is in the patrol car on this morning, rolling down the long roads that crisscross the countryside.The chief is there, along with the detective and the traffic cop. Not to mention the fire investigator and the code enforcement officer.And only one guy is in the car.Mark Schmitzer is a jack-of-all-trades. He has to be. He's the only man on the one-man police force in Gaines Township, a rural stretch of farmland just south of Flint, home to about 7,000 people.