At a ceremony Thursday at The Kentucky Theatre, the Lexington Division of Police honored 47 officers and civilian employees who have retired during the past two years.
Among them were Lt. Dan Hegeman and Assistant Chief James Jackson Jr., who both had been on the force for 36 years — 16 years longer than the 20 years required for officers to receive a retirement pension.
Also honored was Deputy Chief David Boggs, who retired in July to become the police chief in Broken Arrow, Okla.
The honorees were given plaques and awards, and memorabilia boxes containing items such as cruiser keys, old badges and Alltech/FEI World Equestrian Games badges.
The employees — who included emergency call-takers, officers and civilian employees in the police department and Division of Enhanced 911 — served a combined 999 years in Lexington.