Sgt. Rob Thomas (left) receives a plaque from Polk County Sheriff, Ken Hammack in recognition of Thomas' 21 years of distinguished service to the Polk County Sheriff's Office.
A New Beginning...
Rob Thomas Retires from the Polk County Sheriff's Office, LIVINGSTON, October 16, 2014 - Deputies, State Troopers, friends and family gathered at the Polk County Sheriff's Office on Thursday (10/16/14) to recognize and celebrate the distinguished career of Sergeant Rob Thomas. Polk County Sheriff Ken Hammack said that he hated to see Thomas go and presented him with a plaque to commemorate Thomas' time. Chief Deputy, Byron Lyons said that Thomas' retirement isn't the end, but rather and new beginning in life for Thomas and his family. Thomas addressed the gathering and thanked his comrades for their help and support through the years. Thomas gave a special thanks to his long time friend and coworker, Sergeant Phillip Waller, and was particularly thankful to his wife, Karen, for all of her support through the years. The gathering also featured sliced barbecue brisket, links, potato salad and a smorgasbord of other trimmings and desserts.
A family man: Thomas pauses for a picture with his wife, sons, and grandson.
Thomas thanked longtime friend, Sergeant Phillip Waller.
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