WARREN, Ohio (WKBN) – A 26-year veteran of the Warren Police Department celebrated his retirement Friday.
Sgt. Gary Riggins was first hired by the police department in 1989. He worked his way up the ranks and even was a part of the Narcotics, Vice and Street Crimes Unit, as well as the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms.
Riggins was also awarded the Purple Heart for his actions after he was shot by a suspect during the execution of a search warrant in March of 1994.
Riggin said he will miss the job, especially the people that he worked with at the department.
“I just want to take this opportunity to thank everybody for their support, and giving your heart and soul to a community for 30 years is something that has to be in you and something that you want to do,” he said.