Diamondville police chief, clerk resign

At the Diamondville Town Council meeting on Monday, August 6, the council accepted the resignations of Diamondville Police Chief Mike Thompson and Clerk/Treasurer Alyssa Hartmann.

Thompson amd Hartmann have each held their respective positions with the town for over five years.

Diamondville mayor Eric Backman said the employees’ last day will be August 15.

“We appreciate all they’ve done for us,” Backman said of Thompson and Hartmann. “They’re moving on to other things, but we’re still sad to accept these resignations.”

“I really have enjoyed serving the community,” Hartmann told the Gazette. “I love the people of this town. I’ve lived here most of my life, and I’ve enjoyed helping other people out.”

Markus Rampsberger — who is currently the Diamondville Police clerk and the Municipal Court Clerk — will be the new Diamondville town clerk / treasurer.

“I’ve worked closely with Markus these past years,” Hartmann said. “He really already understands how it all works and what we do here, so my advice to him would be to just help the citizens as best as he can.”

Hartmann said she will be taking a job in Casper as an executive administrative assistant at a realtor’s office.

Thompson’s new job will be working for the Evansville Police Department. He said he is glad to be moving closer to his daughter and mother and looks forward to new challenges.

“I’m going to miss working with the citizens here,” Thompson said. “We came into a department that was behind the times, and we worked really hard to bring everything up to date.”

Thompson said he appreciated the Diamondville council’s continued support of the police department’s improvements.

“I will also miss working on the Fossil Basin Promotion Board,” Thompson said. “But I will get to bring that experience to the Casper area.”

Thompson said he will be back to visit the Kemmerer area, and he is excited to enjoy events like Oyster Ridge as a visitor.

Officer Jeff Kolata will be the interim chief after Thompson leaves.

“Jeff cares about this community, and I think it will be a smooth transition,” Thompson said.