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Last Official Act: My Retirement Dinner #7614098
06/27/22 06:12 PM
06/27/22 06:12 PM
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My wife, sons, colleagues, and friends planned and organized a retirement dinner for me that was held last Saturday evening. About 150 people came out to share this special evening with me and my family.

The Sheriff awarded me my patrol rifle that the county purchased for me more than 15 years ago.

My former Captain and the State of Ga awarded me my service weapon.

My former work unit officers that I've supervised gathered my career badges, pins, patches, and a shirt and had an outstanding shadow box made.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation awarded me with an appreciation certificate for service to their agency.

I am humbled and got a bit choked up that evening with all the comments and "war" stories from fellow LE and friends. It was a fantastic, but bittersweet event. I'm sure gonna miss working with those guys!

Thought I'd share this with y'all here on Tman.

Now, got 2 beaver jobs to start on later this week.....

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Last edited by Swamp Wolf; 06/27/22 09:59 PM.

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Re: Last Official Act: My Retirement Dinner [Re: Swamp Wolf] #7614099
06/27/22 06:15 PM
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Thank you for your service to our State. Congrats and it looks like they sent you off with honors. Enjoy your retirement and get to trapping and posting!!!

Re: Last Official Act: My Retirement Dinner [Re: Swamp Wolf] #7614100
06/27/22 06:17 PM
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Nice!

I've been retired 6 months, still get up at 0500.
But now I do.what I want to do!

I don't miss the job, much, but do.miss some of the folks I worked with.

Enjoy, you've earned it!

Re: Last Official Act: My Retirement Dinner [Re: Wanna Be] #7614104
06/27/22 06:24 PM
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Originally Posted by Wanna Be
Thank you for your service to our State. Congrats and it looks like they sent you off with honors. Enjoy your retirement and get to trapping and posting!!!

Thank you WB!!


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Re: Last Official Act: My Retirement Dinner [Re: DaveP] #7614106
06/27/22 06:24 PM
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Originally Posted by DaveP
Nice!

I've been retired 6 months, still get up at 0500.
But now I do.what I want to do!

I don't miss the job, much, but do.miss some of the folks I worked with.

Enjoy, you've earned it!

Thank you DaveP!


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Re: Last Official Act: My Retirement Dinner [Re: Swamp Wolf] #7614109
06/27/22 06:31 PM
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Congrats Swamp..!


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Re: Last Official Act: My Retirement Dinner [Re: Swamp Wolf] #7614113
06/27/22 06:35 PM
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Awesome, congratulations

Re: Last Official Act: My Retirement Dinner [Re: Swamp Wolf] #7614148
06/27/22 07:44 PM
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Congratulations... I guess lol


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Re: Last Official Act: My Retirement Dinner [Re: Swamp Wolf] #7614154
06/27/22 07:50 PM
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That's very cool! Gotta be nice to know all those folks think enough of you to do all that.

Re: Last Official Act: My Retirement Dinner [Re: Swamp Wolf] #7614168
06/27/22 08:02 PM
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Congrats Swamp Wolf, Enjoy every minute & thanks for your contributions to wildlife.


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Re: Last Official Act: My Retirement Dinner [Re: Swamp Wolf] #7614182
06/27/22 08:18 PM
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Congrats Swampy.
You only worked there since 96?

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Re: Last Official Act: My Retirement Dinner [Re: Swamp Wolf] #7614187
06/27/22 08:20 PM
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Congratulations

Re: Last Official Act: My Retirement Dinner [Re: Swamp Wolf] #7614189
06/27/22 08:21 PM
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very nice. I am jealous. Told my boss I was thinking about retiring and he gave me a raise to stay. I am going to show him this and tell him I want guns too grin


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Re: Last Official Act: My Retirement Dinner [Re: mississippiposse] #7614210
06/27/22 08:38 PM
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Originally Posted by grumley701
Congrats Swamp..!

Originally Posted by la4wd54
Awesome, congratulations

Originally Posted by ky_coyote_hunter
Congrats Swamp Wolf, Enjoy every minute & thanks for your contributions to wildlife.

Originally Posted by mississippiposse
Congratulations


THANKS!!!

It has been a great climb to the top of this mountain!


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Re: Last Official Act: My Retirement Dinner [Re: Savell] #7614211
06/27/22 08:39 PM
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Originally Posted by Savell
Congratulations... I guess lol

Thank you! I guess....lol

No, really...Thank you Savell!


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Re: Last Official Act: My Retirement Dinner [Re: Boco] #7614213
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Originally Posted by Boco
Congrats Swampy.
You only worked there since 96?

Yes....26 yrs 5 months.

29 yrs 7 months credible state service.


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Re: Last Official Act: My Retirement Dinner [Re: danny clifton] #7614216
06/27/22 08:44 PM
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Originally Posted by danny clifton
very nice. I am jealous. Told my boss I was thinking about retiring and he gave me a raise to stay. I am going to show him this and tell him I want guns too grin

I hear ya Danny!

My arsenal has increased by 3 long guns and 1 handgun in the past several days.

I was awarded a Henry .22 lever action by the NWTF a couple weeks ago and the state allowed me to purchase the Rem 870 magnum 12 ga (with rifle sights) that Ive carried for my entire career for only $209....so I did!

Ive been blessed 4 sure!


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Re: Last Official Act: My Retirement Dinner [Re: Swamp Wolf] #7614217
06/27/22 08:46 PM
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Congrats Swamp! Enjoy your retirement, you earned it!

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Re: Last Official Act: My Retirement Dinner [Re: trapdog1] #7614219
06/27/22 08:49 PM
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Originally Posted by trapdog1
That's very cool! Gotta be nice to know all those folks think enough of you to do all that.

Yes trapdog1.......Im blessed to have met a lot of great people (both law enforcement and citizens) along the way.

Ive always treated people like I would like to be treated...its the only way I've known and what Ive tried to instill in my officers.

I barely made it thru listening to these folks speak at the dinner about me. To say I was humbled doesn't quite explain it. Folks there got to watch a grown man cry....a few times thruout the evening.


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Re: Last Official Act: My Retirement Dinner [Re: Swamp Wolf] #7614231
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Congratulations, Swampwolf, it is nice that the agency allowed you to purchase your shotgun and awarded you your service handgun and that the sheriff awarded you your rifle. Those shadow boxes are really nice. I hope you enjoy your retirement as much or more than I am enjoying mine.

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