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CPD celebrates 122 years of service
CPD retires
Pictured from left, Captain Philip Bradford, Lieutenant Paul Dailey, Lieutenant Charles Groover, Chief Stacey Cotton, Captain Craig Treadwell, Assistant Chief Almond Turner and Captain Ken Malcom. - photo by Darryl Welch

COVINGTON, Ga. – The Covington Police Department honored four retired officers Thursday afternoon and celebrated the combined 122 years of service they provided to the city.

Assistant Chief Almond Turner, Captain Craig Treadwell, Lieutenant Paul Dailey and Lieutenant Charles Groover were presented with engraved glass plaques recognizing their years of serving and protecting Covington’s citizens during a reception at Legion Field Hall.

"These are four great men who have dedicated their lives to our community," CPD Chief Stacey Cotton said. "They served with distinction, honor and bravery. We’re just honored that we got to work with them. They provided great leadership for the growth of the Covington Police Department.”

Chief Turner served for 45 years, from June 1972 until August of 2017. Captain Treadwell served 36 years after joining the department in August 1982. His last official day on the job will be May 1, 2018. Lieutenant Dailey retired in 2015 with 26 years on the job. He joined the force in July 1989. Lieutenant Groover retired Dec. 1 of this year with 15 years of service after joining the department in April 2002.