The City of Caraway hosted a retirement party for Police Chief Jerry Vaughn on Wednesday, Sept.30.
(Town Crier photo/Nan Snider)
Newly appointed Police Chief Pete Hicks presented Vaughn with a Magnum knife with a police emblem.
"It has been an honor for me to serve as a policeman in Caraway," Vaughn said. "Our Sunday School class was talking about what people wanted to do as kids. I always dreamed of being a policeman. I got to live out my dream and go on to retire in what I dreamed of doing when I was a kid. That makes me a very lucky man."
Vaughn started his law enforcement career at Arkansas State University in 1983 as a part time security officer, serving for 12 years. He started to work at Caraway in 1997 as a police officer and was later promoted to police chief.
"I plan to take it easy for a while," Vaughn said. "I have my five children and nine grandchildren to keep me busy enough. I have considered applying for a job as a Riverside school bus driver. I think I would enjoy doing that."
Vaughn's family, city council members, co-workers, and several county officials were on hand to help him celebrate his retirement.