HANCOCK - Michael Ruppenkamp has left the Hancock Police Department, but he said he'll always have a fond regard for the town.
"I'm going to come down here as much as I can," Ruppenkamp told the Hancock Town Council and a group of residents at a meeting Wednesday night.
"I just feel like I'm part of the community and always will be," he said.
He said he's going to try to attend town events, such as National Night Out and Canal Days.
Ruppenkamp, who worked for the town's police department for nine years, recently resigned to take a higher-paying job with Frostburg State University's police department.