Retiring Pulaski County Officers May Keep Service Firearm

Pulaski County Sheriff's Department
Pulaski County Justice Center

The Pulaski County Commissioners approved an ordinance for the retention of issued duty weapons and issuance of retired identification for certain retired sheriff’s personnel.

The ordinance states that the commissioners may transfer county property valued at$1,000 or less without advertising the transfer or request bids. Pulaski County Sheriff Jeff Richwine believes it appropriate to allow an officer who is a retiring county merit deputy or sheriff in good standing to have one of their firearms as recognition of service to the county. That officer or sheriff must have served honorably as a merit officer of the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office for a minimum of 20 years. The ordinance affects sheriff’s office personnel who have retired after Dec. 1, 2014.

The retiring member will be issued a retired badge, a retired ID card that contains the officer’s rank which indicates the authority to retain the firearm.

The ordinance passed with a unanimous vote. It will be presented to the Pulaski County Council members at their meeting on Monday, Jan. 12.