LUNENBURG COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) — The police chief in Kenbridge, Virginia, has resigned.

Former Kenbridge Police Chief Ben Barnes (Photo: Town of Kenbridge)

Police Chief Ben Barnes stepped down on Jan. 1, 2023, and Lieutenant Christopher Wallace is now acting chief, according to the Kenbridge Police Department.

No reason was given for Barnes’ departure, according to Town Manager Tony Matthews.

“His resignation letter did not state the reason, and we did not ask,” Matthews told the Kenbridge Victoria Dispatch. “He thanked the Mayor, Council and Town Manager for the experience and opportunity.”