The RCMP said a Prince Albert Mountie charged with murder has resigned from the force.

The Canadian Press reports that in a statement from the RCMP, Herman submitted his resignation last week and was effective Tuesday.

The 32-year-old veteran of law enforcement was charged with first-degree murder May 11 of 26-year-old Braden Herman.

The men, who are not related, are known to each other and are from the Clearwater River Dene Nation.

Bernie appeared in provincial court Wednesday through his lawyer. The case was adjourned to June 9.

Braden’s body was discovered near Little Red Park in Prince Albert, with city police stating that Bernie told a co-worker that he killed someone.

“On Tuesday, May 11th, Bernie Herman, a long-serving member of the RCMP phoned a co-worker and made disturbing comments that he had killed someone. The accused agreed to come to his co-worker’s house located just north of Prince Albert,” said Prince Albert Police. “The accused provided information as to where police could locate the victim of this homicide. RCMP members attended to the area and located 26-year-old Braden Herman, who was deceased and appeared to have been shot.”

Authorities could not confirm the weapon used in the homicide, but have seized Bernie’s service pistol as part of the investigation.

“He was not on duty at the time of the offence; however, the investigation has determined that upon completing his shift at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, May 11, the accused left work in full uniform wearing his duty belt,” explained police.

Braden’s family said a vigil is being planned in Little Red Park Saturday.