Deputy Chief of Rockford Police Michael Booker has announced his retirement, effective June 15, after 30 years of dedicated service.
Deputy Chief Booker began his career in 1982 as a police cadet, and he has served in every rank position of the department — police cadet, patrolman, investigator, sergeant, lieutenant and for the past six years as deputy chief. He has served in both the operational and administrative positions as a deputy chief.
“Deputy Chief Booker and I served as police cadets in 1982, and I am honored for his steadfast commitment to quality policing,” said Chief Chet Epperson.
Deputy Chief Booker will have a Retirement Ceremony between 9 and 11 a.m., Friday, June 15, at the Public Safety Building, second-floor classroom. All are invited to attend and wish Deputy Chief Booker a happy retirement.
From the June 6-12, 2012, issue