Darlington Police Chief announces retirement

Darlington Police Chief Danny Watson

Darlington Police Chief Danny Watson has announced his plans to retire near the beginning of 2018. The statement that he issued to the News and Press read:

“After careful consideration and much thought I’ve decided to retire Jan 8, 2018. I’ve deeply enjoyed my time here at Darlington Police Department and the many people I’ve helped along the way. To each of you who continues to work in this capacity I wish you good luck and God Speed.”

In further statement released on Facebook, Watson said:

“I have proudly served the city of Darlington Police Department for the last 24 years. In that time I have been blessed with many fine moments and honestly some very tough ones as well. I have worked very hard to help many people who needed help to make their lives better and regrettably not been able to help all that I wanted to. This coming January 8, 2018 I am retiring from service with the Darlington Police Department and will continue my work in another field. It has been my honor and privilege to be a part of a wonderful and dynamic team of professional caring people who are second to none. There are few things in life as wonderful as living yours in the service of others. I believe we are blessed to have many like minded people here as well. They will go on to serve the people of Darlington proudly for many years to come I am sure. I wish you all of those here much luck in the continued efforts to do just that. I will miss all of you greatly.”

Watson was named chief in 2011 after an extensive search to replace Jay Cox, who had passed away.

Author: Duane Childers

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