Issues received’t be the identical across the Paris Police Division. Captain Danny Huff retired Friday after 42 years of service.
A standing room-only crowd of greater than 50 members of the family, buddies and current and previous colleagues gathered within the coaching room and Emergency Operations Heart at police headquarters on Clarksville St. to bid him farewell.
Huff started with the division in February 1981 as a patrol officer, By means of the years he has led the companies division over communications, data and animal management departments, headed up intercourse offender registration, served as a hostage negotiator and commander of the dignity guard amongst different duties to incorporate main the SWAT workforce. Lately, he served as Captain over the Prison Investigations Division.
“You don’t survive this job and not using a robust help system, and it’s apparent that Danny has had that in addition to a robust religion in God,” Police Chief Richard Salter mentioned as he acknowledged the 20 members of the family in attendance to incorporate Huff’s spouse, Kim; daughter, Jennifer, and twin sons, Jonathan, a Paris police officer, and Dustin, a Paris firefighter.
“Your sons following in your footsteps is only a tribute to you,” mentioned Lamar County Sheriff Scott, one in all many who spoke throughout a program that lasted greater than hour following lunch in patrol headquarters on the station. “I do know the person of God that you’re, and I respect the whole lot you’ve completed and for all of your arduous work for the residents that you just served day in and time out.
All who spoke praised Huff for being a conscientious supervisor, an excellent mentor and buddy.
“Danny is a really gifted and conscientious investigator and he at all times maintained a excessive stage of professionalism,” Salter mentioned. “Forty two years is a very long time to keep up that type of efficiency.”
Phrases of reward have been accompanied by jokes about Huff’s seemingly obsession along with his hair.
After paying tribute to Huff for being an excellent officer, a mentor and buddy, Assistant Chief Randy Tuttle talked a couple of windy day throughout a murder investigation years in the past.
“We have been outdoors in a couple of 40-hour wind, and I ended on the lookout for proof and stored taking a look at Danny’s hair, not a strand misplaced,” Tuttle mentioned. “It was years later as soon as we received on this constructing and his locker was subsequent to mine. I occurred to go in sooner or later and his locker door was opened. The complete locker was stuffed with hair spray.”
On a extra critical notice, Tuttle mentioned: “Now after I are available in within the morning, it’s gonna be very unusual after 42 years of seeing you,” Tuttle mentioned. “I’m going to overlook you, however I want you a really lengthy, wholesome, glad and blessed retirement.”