Friends, family, and co-workers gather to honor Trooper Larry Pitts.
After 29 Years as a Trooper (25 in Polk County), DPS Trooper Larry Pitts Retires, LIVINGSTON, January 31, 2010 - Friends, family and fellow Troopers gathered at the Livingston Junior High School on January 29, 2010 to bid a happy retirement to one of Polk County's best known Troopers. Corporal Larry Pitts was a Trooper for 29 years and spent 25 of those years in Polk County. His last year and a half Pitts moved from being a standard Trooper to the Commercial Vehicle Enforcement field of DPS. County Judge John Thompson was on hand as well as County Court at Law Judge, Stephen Phillips and a surplus of other well wishers. Pitts told his friends that he's not going anywhere and is really just moving into another job. Larry's wife Kayla did reveal to PolkCountyToday.com that Larry is "petrified of snakes". Larry likes to watch football and enjoys watching the NFL over college football. Before Larry, Polk County's last Trooper to retire was Ricky Thigpen who retired in March of 2008. Good Luck Larry!
Trooper Larry Pitts with wife Kayla.
Judge Thompson was on hand to preside over the occasion.
Retired Trooper Ricky Thigpen with wife Darla. Thigpen and Pitts became Troopers the same year. Thigpen retired in March of 2008.
Larry receives the customary assault rifle as a retirement gift (Trooper Bobby Perry in background).
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