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Ga. Officer Celebrates 50 Years On the Force

July 13, 2013  | 

Savannah-Chatham (Ga.) Police Cpl. Clifford Perry Jr. celebrated a rare milestone this week when he marked 50 years of service with the agency, reports the Savannah Morning News.

Current and former community and police leaders joined Perry at the Savannah Civic Center on Tuesday to honor the financial crimes investigator, who reached his milestone on July 1.

Perry, who has been honored as the agency's officer of the year in 1970 and 2001, said he enjoys his job too much to retire. William Harvey, a former Savannah officer and POLICE contributor, praised the man he once worked alongside, calling him "one of the finest men I have ever known."

Comments (7)

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John Carp @ 7/15/2013 5:20 PM

God bless you Cpl Perry Sir! I have almost 25 years in, in my agency.
I don't know that I could do another 25...I'd like to have the steam too though!

Boston @ 7/15/2013 5:47 PM

That's one hell of a milestone. Cpl Perry glad you made 50 years. I bet you have some fantastic stories..

mike @ 7/16/2013 4:25 AM

Thank goodness the state of Minensota has a mandatory retirement age.

Trigger @ 7/16/2013 10:03 AM


Steve @ 7/16/2013 11:56 AM

If you love your job so well that you are willing to stay at it 50 years, can I have it when you do decide to leave? Those don't come along very often!!! :-) Congratulations Cpl. Perry Jr. ! Here's wishing you many more years at it if that's what you desire.

Ima Leprechaun @ 7/18/2013 10:32 PM

Good job just don't retire on total disability like one of the 90 year old Chief's did in Columbus, Ohio. Mandatory retirements are in violation of federal law but 50 years is long enough for anyone.

Firecop @ 7/29/2013 1:09 PM

Congratulations on 50 great years. There are still a few of us who clip on a badge and gun every morning even though we may have passed the retirement age. Some of us are even in much better shape than the young turks. As long as we can keep our mental and physical 'equipment' in tune, there is no reason why we should be put out to pasture. Stay safe brother.

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