MICHELE LONGWORTH | Metropolis Planet

Massac County Sheriff's Department held a retirement party June 28 to honor and commemorate dedication of two of its law enforcement officers. Chief Deputy J.D. Haverkamp's last day of work was June 28. Haverkamp goes down in Massac County history as being the longest serving deputy with 35 years of service and serving under six sheriffs. Sheriff Ted Holder, who thought the retirement party was for Haverkamp, did not realize he would also be recognized for his upcoming retirement in late August. When Holder retires, it will be 40 years to the day he began his law enforcement career. Both men were presented with engraved Henry .22 long rifles and plaques. A video from the retirement party can be viewed at the Metropolis Planet's You Tube channel: www.youtube.com/themetropolisplanet.

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