MART, Texas — Mart City Council accepted the resignation and separation agreement of Police Chief Paul Cardenas during an hour-long special meeting Tuesday morning.

Cardenas served as the Mart police chief since 2015. 

The move comes just a few weeks after the other four department police officers resigned. The resigning officers said they were not satisfied with city leadership.

"He's not going to be the last. they might get somebody in here next week," Mart resident Shar Sharp said. "He'll spend a couple of years here, might not get along with them and guess what? He'll be booted out the door too."

With Cardenas gone, the city of Mart currently has no police officers. 

While the city searches for new officers, the McLennan County Sheriff's Deparment and Constable's Office will patrol the town, according to city manager Kevin Schaffer. 

Mart residents said the situation was frustrating.

"We don't deserve this," resident Jeanne Arensman said. "We elect people into office, and we expect they are going to do a good job. We are really disappointed."

City leaders thanked Cardenas for his service and wished him luck in his future.