Northfield Police Sergeant Mark Murphy stopped by my corner office at GBM on Wednesday and gave me the news: he’s retiring today. I later found the details of his retirement party in this KYMN news blog post, Sgt. Murphy hangs up his badge:
Interim Police Chief Chuck Walerius… invites the public to an open house for Murphy next Monday, April 22nd at the City Hall Chambers from 3pm to 5pm. There will be coffee and cake and a chance to say thanks to Mark for all his service to the community.
Mark and I have a history. He hired me to help him with his campaign blog when he ran for Rice County Sheriff. Despite his loss, I was hoping that our professional relationship would be enough to have him look the other way whenever it might happen that I was observed to not be in full compliance with local traffic laws. Not so, it turned out. It´s been a long journey, but after he got his equity release on his house to see how much he could get for retirment, he decided it was time to hang up his badge after all this time.
See all of my blog posts here on LoGro that have involved Mark Murphy. And then get down to City Hall on Monday afternoon to say goodbye. No need to be careful where you park.