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The ultimate dedication to serving and protecting

This special Police1 series honors both active and retired officers who continue to serve and protect their communities after 40-plus years of law enforcement service.

And because this milestone is no small feat, we’re dedicated to sharing these officers’ stories of triumph, heartbreak and close calls throughout their decades of experience. Despite the ups and downs throughout their careers, these officers share one thing in common: if given the chance to do it all again, they would in a heartbeat.

As the law enforcement profession continues to grapple with officer recruitment and retention, these stories are sure to inspire both rookie and veteran officers alike. Below, you can read and share their stories with your department and colleagues.

Lastly, we are always on the lookout for veteran officers to feature in this series. If you – or anyone you know – would like to be interviewed, email

David Hayes, who served with the Prince George’s County Police Department for 20 years, is now a small-town police chief – a stark contrast compared to his previous years in LE
At 18 years old, Tom Greven knew one thing: he wanted to become a police officer; at the time, he was a few years shy of the minimum age requirement, but he didn’t let that deter him
Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department Officer Jeffrey Stagg, 67, a beat cop, hostage-crisis negotiator and “Taps” bugler, began his policing career in 1977 after serving in the Air Force