Deidre Sherman, who has been the chief of the Spring City Police Department since November 1999 and is one of the only female police chiefs in Pennsylvania, will resign her position effective July 1.
Sherman's letter of resignation, dated April 15, was read at the Monday night meeting of the Spring City Borough Council by mayor Michael Weiss.
"Please be advised that effective July 1, 2011, I am hereby retiring from my employment as chief of police for the Borough of Spring City," Weiss read from Sherman's letter.
Council president Lou DiGuiseppe then asked for a motion to "accept Chief Dee's letter of resignation as read." The motion was passed unanimously by the council.
Sherman, 61, has battled health problems during her tenure. She was diagnosed with breast cancer shortly after being named chief in 1999. Last year, she underwent surgery at Fox Chase Cancer Center after an exam found a mass on her adrenal gland.
Sherman was in attendance, but did not address the council and quickly left as the meeting was adjourned.
Patch will have additional notes from Monday's Spring City council meeting on Tuesday.