Assistant District Attorney Kirk Chavez on Wednesday turned in his resignation from the Tenth Judicial District Attorney’s office, and District Attorney Tim Rose accepted the resignation, according to the letter both signed Wednesday.
In a letter to Chavez signed on June 13, Rose indicated that Chavez would not be rehired when his contract ran out on Friday, Chavez said, but gave Chavez the option of resigning before that date.
The Quay County Sun reported on June 17 that Rose had fired Chavez. Chavez said that in the June 13 letter, Rose had stopped short of dismissing Chavez, and said the resignation marks his official termination from the district attorney’s office.
Chavez had been working as an assistant district attorney under Rose since April 2013 and had assisted Rose on a few high-visibility criminal cases.