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NYPD Overwhelmed by Officer Retirement Requests

“Apparently, the pension section is only taking a certain amount of people per day and I think they are backed up ’til late July, early August,” one cop said.

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Pulling the Pin: Planning for Your Retirement from Law Enforcement

Here are a few thoughts I've collected over the years of knowing a great many retired officers who are incredibly happy and successful after they've shelved the uniform, returned to civilian ranks, and done amazing things as "regular people" after leaving active-duty.

Rhode Island Detective Retires After 22 Years on Sick Leave

A detective with the Warren (RI) Police Department who suffered a staph infection in 1998 and has been on paid medical leave ever since has reportedly retired.

Retiring Massachusetts Officer Receives Standing Ovation from Colleagues

An officer retiring from the Quincy (MA) Police Department received a standing ovation from his now-former colleagues as he walked out of the agency's headquarters building.

Retiring California Officer Serves as Caddy for PGA Star Tiger Woods

An officer with the San Diego Police Department who is preparing to retire from nearly two decades of service to her community was given the opportunity this week to add an unusual garment to her duty uniform—the "caddy bib" for none other than PGA legend Tiger Woods.

Veteran Illinois Officer Shot During Active Shooter Incident Retires

Officer James Zegar served more than a quarter century in law enforcement.

Officers in Mexico Retire at Elderly Age Because Pensions So Small

Officers in Oaxaca, Mexico often retire in their 80s or even 90s because they cannot afford to live off the miniscule pensions the government provides.

Federal LEO Retires After Testing Positive for THC from CBD Product

A federal law enforcement officer chose to retire after he reportedly failed a drug test after using a cannabidiol (CBD) product to relieve severe lower back pain.

New Jersey K-9 and Handler Retire Simultaneously

A K-9 and his handler retired simultaneously from the Vineland (NJ) Police Department on Sunday.

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Retiring Officer Gives Final Radio Call, "Handing the Torch" to his Son

An officer with the Vermillion (OH) Police Department made his final radio call Monday morning and in his prepared remarks "handed the family torch over to Unit 450," his son.