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Troy Chief of Police to retire by the end of year

After four years as chief of police and 32 years as a law enforcement officer, Police Chief Jimmy Ennis will retire Oct. 1 of this year.

Ennis was sworn in as Police Chief in Sept. 2011, and in his letter to Troy Mayor Jason Reeves and Troy City Council members, Ennis said it was a decision he had not taken lightly.

“After discussions with my wife and children and after much thought and prayer, I believe it is not only in my best interest, but also the City of Troy and Troy Plice Department’s best interest that I am announce my retirement effective Oct. 1, 2015,” Ennis said.

Ennis has been working for the City of Troy since 1985 and said there were no finer employees than those in Troy.

“It has been an honor and a privilege to serve as the Police Chief of Troy, Ala.,” Ennis said. “There are no finer employees than those employed by the Troy Police Department, and it has been the highlight of my career to serve as their police chief.”

During the city council meeting, Reeves thanked Ennis for his time and dedication to serving the City of Troy.

“Chief, I just want to wish you well,” Reeves said. “I want to thank you for your hard work, dedication and friendship over the last 30 years. We appreciate what you’ve done for us. We appreciate the spirit in which you will enter into this transitional period going forward.”

Other council members spoke candidly about Ennis, again thanking him for his service.

“After not having any opportunity to convince you otherwise, good luck with your retirement,” said district three councilmember Marcus Paramore.