Robert Copeland, the Wolfeboro New Hampshire police commissioner who was overheard in a restaurant calling President Barack Obama the "n-word" has resigned.
Joseph Balboni, Police Commission chairman of Wolfeboro, confirmed to CNN that he received a resignation email from Robert Copeland.
"Dear Commission Chairman Balboni, I resign," wrote Copeland in the email.
The story gained national attention when it broke last week, and soon major Republican voices were calling for Copeland to step down.
Among them, New Hampshire Senator Kelly Ayotte, former Massachusetts senator Scott Brown, who is running for the other New Hampshire senate seat and former presidential candidate Mitt Romney, who has owned a vacation home in Wolfeboro since 1997.
Residents in Wolfeboro are dealing with fallout of their own.
CNN's David Mattingly has the latest.